Slice, dip, dunk and taste your way through the iconic cheeses of France – from Camembert de Normandie to Bleu d’Auvergne.
Cheese lovers take note: France is the place to indulge your savoury side, with hundreds of varieties of time-honoured cheeses waiting to light-up your palate. Nowhere in the world is cheese as beloved and respected as France, with centuries of tradition and artisanal expertise going into every indulgent morsel and mouthful.
If you love cheese as much as the French, or simply admire all things gourmet, our introductory guide to the nation’s best-loved cheeses can help inspire your next foodie getaway. Here, we explore the origins and legacy of cheesemaking in France, before taking a look at its signature varieties. Best not to read on an empty stomach.