Last Saturday’s mission was to stock up on cheese at the markets in the main square of Montbrison.
Montbrison has its own ‘fourme’ which is a medium – not hard not soft – blue cheese. Added to my list as I waited in line at the cheese van was some Cantal Vieux, some St Nectair and something new – some dry goats cheese. All the maximum bacteria.
Actually maximum bacteria was an understatement – once I had them in my bag the cheeses combined smelt like a cross between old socks and dead sheep. As they should.
It took one hour on the No. 111 public bus, departing from St Etienne’s Chateaucreux Railway Station. There is also a train between St Etienne and Montbrison, but the train station at the Montbrison end is slightly further than walking distance from the centre of town.
Old socks and dead sheep! haha Did you wash them down with a nice wine? I’ll soon be posting snapshots of markets I visited in Lyon where I also stocked up on stinky cheeses!
Yes bien sur! re the wine. I’ll check in to see the snapshots of Lyon markets. Thanks for droppoing by.