port-salut edit

Right, ok. I'll just go back and edit that last post about not buying good cheese anymore. It was a cute idea and all, but come on, let's be real here. Cheese just makes me so happy. Who needs new clothes anyway?

Here are some facts about this delicious soft cheese (via Wikipedia):
  • Though Port Salut has a mild flavor, it sometimes has a strong smell because it is a mature cheese. The smell increases the longer the cheese is kept — this however does not affect its flavor.
  • The cheese was originally invented by Trappist monks during the 19th century at the abbey of Notre Dame du Port du Salut in Entrammes. The monks, many of whom had left France to escape persecution during the French revolution of 1789, learned cheese-making skills as a means of survival and brought those skills back with them upon their return in 1815. The name of their society, "Société Anonyme des Fermiers Réunis" (S.A.F.R.) later became their registered trademark, and is still printed on wheels of Port Salut cheese distributed today.

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