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Les Frères Marchand

"The love of the terroir"

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Philippe Marchand keeps watch over his cheeses, just as a wine producer keeps watch over his fine wines. Every cheese has a story tell - that of the terroir on which they were produced thanks to the raw, unpasteurised milk which expresses the characteristics of the land, the pasture, the climate. They also tell the story of the men who made them - the skill, the traditional age-old techniques, the years of practice - and the story of the affinage, the mystical ageing process, the washing, the turning over …

Philippe Marchand advocates and promotes all of these aspects, and thus plays a role in protecting and sharing this heritage, just as wine producers do for vintage wine. One thing is clear, sharing this love of the terroir is a passionate commitment which involves preserving traditions, safeguarding unpasteurised milk-making methods and ensuring the sustainability of small-scale producers.

Philippe Marchand and his colleagues fromthe French Guild of Cheesemaker-affineurs do much work on the grounds and in constant contact with producers, milk collectors, cheese sellers and restaurant professionals. They attach great importance to such dialogue as they are convinced that it benefits everyone. The guild's members live and breathe their passion for cheese and are always delighted to champion authenticity and flavour. Moreover, they are extremely pleased to see that their customers are more interested in the quality of a product than its presentation or the impact of marketing and advertising.

Philippe Marchand and his colleagues from the French Guild of Cheesemaker-affineurs do much work on the grounds and in constant contact with producers, milk collectors, cheese sellers and restaurant professionals. They attach great importance to such dialogue as they are convinced that it benefits everyone. The guild's members live and breathe their passion for cheese and are always delighted to champion authenticity and flavour. Moreover, they are extremely pleased to see that their customers are more interested in the quality of a product than its presentation or the impact of marketing and advertising.

Vintage Comté

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To obtain a Vintage Comté, the producer first chooses his finest cheeses, then after many weeks in the cellar and regular probing, a single Comté is selected from around sixty rounds of cheese. The result, however, is really something. Can you taste those crunchy grains of salt and nutty flavour of this firm textured cheese?

 

Have you tried Mr Poulet's Vacherin yet?

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First of all, take a look at this marvellous cheese's soft, creamy and runny texture - behind all of this hides a unique producer. This farmer is continuing the family tradition as producers of Vacherin (and Morbier) and is certainly among the last remaining producers to continue draining the curd through a linen cloth. Nothing is left to chance in the making of this complex cheese, which is why it receives special care and attention in the Marchand cellars.

Saint Nicolas

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To discover the secrets of the "Saint-Nicolas" (not the Patron Saint of Children, but the cheese), you will have to follow a small village lane in the middle of the Mediterranean back country. There you will meet Father Gabriel, an orthodox monk, and his herd...
Share in the secret a little by treating your taste buds to this down to earth, seasonal treat with its light, fresh thyme aromas which bring the Mediterranean garrigue right to your palate.

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