So, I haven't started the Sainte Maure yet, but the rest is fantastic. The Cathare is just superb, albeit runny even straight out of the fridge. An absolutely fantastic cheese.
The Reblochon is probably the best piece I've had; really strong farmy (read: manurey) taste. The morbier is lovely; not a cheese I've too much experience with, but I may have to rectify that. Unusual, almost herby flavour.
And the Gubbeen, well, is Gubbeen. One of my favourite ever cheeses.
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Just returned from Australia, where they try hard to produce good cheese but are somewhat hamstrung by compulsory pasteurisation. The cheese lacks flavour, and consequently they try all sorts of nonsense like adding pesto. Ludicrous. It just ends up tasting like pesto.
The day I got back to London I went to Neal's Yard and bought some two-year-old Montgomery's Cheddar and some Coolea. Heaven.
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Shame about OGC Nice, they'll probably get relegated. It's doubtful that they'll be able to slug it out with Nantes, Monaco or maybe PSG to scrape to the 17th place. Nice (as in great) little stadium unlike most in D1. Their big off-season purchase, Toure, whom they got for several millions, is a big bust. It's almost pathetic to watch him play in person, such a lazy player.
The club doesn't get a lot of support, the whole Cote is OM territory and Nice has too many transplant retirees who would rather their neighborhood of the Ray be a quiet place. The big stadium remodel didn't go through.