Apologies about the radio silence on my end, it has been a whirlwind of a few weeks. London for five days, Paris for ten, but I am back to stateside with plenty of cheese stories and experiences to share.
The first of which is the most creative cheese pairing Fromagical has enjoyed in long time. In France and elsewhere, cheese is typically served after a meal as a precursor to dessert or as a substitute. Most times there is a selection of a few cheeses or even a tray to choose your own melange from. Not here at Akrame, in Paris' 16th arrondisement.
Here, they offered a mushroom and Comte pairing that was served as though it was a sliver of cake bathed in an herb mushroom broth. This was umami at its best. Decadent and savory, fragrant and delightful, unique and absolutely lovely - an expansion of the idea of the cheese plate that's for sure.
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