Monday, 9 January 2012

Chez Francois ...

I love this shop which we found in Chatel, Haute Savoie. It offers a large selection of local mountain produce including cheese, pate, sausages, ham, chocolate, jams, honey, and liqueurs.

The cow has the Swiss flag on his backside and the French flag on his nose. The Swiss border is only about a kilometre away.

In fact we were so busy marvelling at the produce that we forgot to take a photograph, but it was a bit like this!

There was plenty of the Tomme, Reblochon and Abondance cheeses we like, which are great together in a fondue. Reblochon makes wonderful tartiflette.

I can almost taste it now. No such luck - I am cutting down on cheese until my next trip to France ...


  1. That would be her backside and nose I think you will find :-)

  2. Love the 1st photo,his or hers what the heck. As a cheese fan the 2nd photo makes my mouth water. I could live on cheese me thinks LOL. Diane

  3. Just love the look of that shop! Hope you get back to France soon!

  4. Hi Susan,
    You are of course right about the gender!!

  5. Diane,
    I too love cheese, but luckily I can take or leave ordinary cheeses like cheddar. It is far more difficult with French cheeses!

    RyanAir have just opened up a route from Manchester to Tours which I can't wait to make use of ...

  6. Oh french cheese and baguette, with a glass of ice cold local rose, a wonderous meal eaten overlooking sunflower fields in Provence.... happy times

  7. Mandy,

    Happy times indeed ...

    Husband (boring) thinks we need to spend some holiday time in the UK catching up on jobs! It will be a while longer before I will be savouring the delights of french baguette with french cheese. However, the chilled rose is a different matter ...