My wife has been in San Francisco, CA, all week. Returning tomorrow and not allowed to bring back as much as an iota of cheese. It’s a shame. If you travel within EU/EEC you can bring back anything you like of the sort, as long as it does not exceed 10 kilos. That’s a lot of cheese. That’s why so many Norwegians go to Sweden for their grocery shopping. It’s much cheaper there. Having said that; the Swedes go to Denmark, the Danes to Germany and the Germans to Poland for the same reasons. And the Poles? They come to Norway to work. No shopping.
I wonder, just a little bit, though, but I still wonder how many lawyers would sit on my back if I started to make a Mac, developed some new programming and called it Office, peanut butter called Jif, and so on, along with many of the copy cats there is in the world. It’s a huge problem in the luxury goods industry. And you can never be sure a really expensive wine is not a counterfeit.
Well, I know it is a bit different, but only a bit. What I think of is, especially the Americans and copying of cheese names. But not the only the Americans, but they seem to have the less understanding why they should not freely do so.
Perhaps not one of the most famous of the Bries, which one is that, by the way? But still a Brie. A real Brie, bloomy rind and all, not all of Brie style cheeses are Brie, though. Brie Le Fougerus is a real Brie. Made from raw cow’s milk. Artisanal. It all started out with a family that made cheese for their own home consumption. Abut a hundred years ago they started selling it. Which they still do. Les mer
Commonly regarded as Portugal’s best cheese. And Serra da Estrela is really a treat if you can stand a slight hint of barn yard. The older it gets, the richer it smells. This cheese is on the soft side, but gets firmer with age. Use a spoon for the young ones and knife for the mature. From raw ewe’s milk. Les mer
Scalloway is the former capital of Shetland, a nicely nestled haven on the west coast of the Shetland mainland. My ‘relationship’ to Scalloway is the hotel, Scalloway hotel where I have stayed only once, but this stay made its impact. It is a small, but fine hotel where they put their pride in decorating the rooms with local products and serving great Shetland food. Though not only. Les mer