Way back in March I wrote about buying cheese in Reims on the way to Bologna. We had a great trip to and from, it was hard work, but that’s how we like it.
My shopping trips in Reims meant that we had plenty of great tasting local cheese on the way down to Bologna from the regular Saturday market and from La Cave aux Fromage on the way home.
With a shorter trip to Frankfurt we don’t stop in France at all. Some trips have been straight through to Frankfurt, this year we are planning to stop in Brussels, a lovely city that I’ve visited before but never thought of as a cheese location.
A little bit of Google searching tells me that I might have got that wrong.
Seems that Belgium produces over 300 distinct types of cheese, that nearly as many as France and when you stop to consider the size of each country that’s quite something. Belgian cheese making is rooted in the Monastery’s, where the beer making tradition also stems from and surprise, surprise Belgian cheese rinds tend to be washed in beer rather than wine. There is even a Fromage de Bruxelles, a soft cheese eaten for breakfast, made locally.
Best of all I’ve found a cheese shop called the Crèmerie de Linkebeek, within a short walk from our hotel in Botanique that seems passionate about their cheese.
I’ll be heading in for some help, advice and a little taste or three, if you know the Crèmerie de Linkebeek or somebody that does, I’d love to know what you think of it.
I’ll be taking pictures and posting as soon as I can after my visit.
If, like us, you motor to book fairs, we’d love to hear about your favourite stop over’s. Please post them here in the comments box or email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ruth is our resident designer, customer service contact, stop over and hotel picker, lover of cheese and chocolate. She keeps us all fed and watered in as healthy a way possible and has the ability to be understood in almost any language spoken on the face of the planet and others yet to be discovered.
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