Traditional French Fare on a Collectible Fridge Magnet from Worldwide Gifts
Some of the most iconic foods traditionally eaten in France are memorialized on this cute resin refrigerator magnet, creating a perfect souvenir from France. The enjoyment of these delightful treats is one of the experiences you'll always treasure from your time in this country of gourmands. A glass of wine, a slice of warm and crusty "pain de campagne", country farmhouse bread, and any one of a hundred specialty cheeses- it is a plate of food that is simply delicious.
The bottle of wine shown here on the souvenir magnet is a bottle of Beaujolais Villages, which is a wine produced in the Burgundy region of France and known for being a light-bodied red wine. Pain de campagne is thick and crusty peasant bread made with white flour mixed with a little rye, and salt and yeast. The round bread with thick crust keeps longer than a long, thin baguette.
We Know French Wines, But Did You Know How Fabulous Are French Cheeses?
France is traditionally known for making splendid wines, and a wine-tasting tour in France is one of the most popular activities for tourists. But the locally produced cheeses of France may not be getting all the attention that they deserve. There are so many variations of cheeses that differ from one region to another, and the home cooks and gourmet chefs have all conspired to create some of the most magnificent culinary concoctions on the planet with the cheeses of France.
Cheese in France is of three types, pressed, soft and blue cheeses, and can be made from cow, goat or sheep's milk. Comte cheese is similar to the Swiss Gruyere, and Cantal is a cheese from the Auvergne mountains that is similar to cheddar. Reblochon is a soft, creamy cheese made in the alps, and Brie is the famous cheese with the white crust that is eaten and not cut off.