Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Tree Santa 17

This believe it or not is a "Cheese and Wine" Santa ... yes it took me a while to cotton on too! He has a little bottle of Merlot and a selection of cheese on the platter round his tummy.  I wonder if they are 'stinky' cheeses? Apparently the worlds stinkiest cheese is called Vieux Boulogne. It comes from Boulogne Sur Mer in Northern France and is a soft cheese. It is aged for up to 9 weeks and stinks because the rind is brushed with beer which reacts with the enzymes in the cheese. I've never tried it myself and if it smells as bad as its supposed too I'm not sure I want to! Although I do like a good Silton! 

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