In eating my way through Lyon, France the foodie capital of the world, I could not think of a better appetizer, or even desert for friend's to enjoy back home in Paris. Cheese is for most of us Parisian's a staple meal. Some of my favorite ways to serve cheese is with some truffle honey, fig jam, and mustard. The obligatoire is the crunchy yet soft baguette to go with it. In the photo below the Cheese's are Blue, Goat, and Creamy Maroille's cow's milk. For a more rustic approach on your cheese platter feel free to have fun and add flower's.
Cheese is a nutritious food that mostly come's from Cow's milk but also other mammals including sheep, goat, buffalo, reindeer, camels and yaks. According to ancient records passed down through centuries, cheese dates back more than 4,000 years.The height of cheese was in the Roman Empire. No one really knows who made the first cheese. According to an ancient legend, it was made accidentally by an Arabian merchant who put his supply of milk into a pouch made from a sheep's stomach, as he set out on a day's journey across the desert. The rennet in the lining of the pouch, combined with the heat of the sun, caused the milk to separate into curd and whey. That night he found that the whey satisfied his thirst, and the cheese (curd) had a delightful flavor which satisfied his hunger.