Unbrielievable: Paris set to get its first cheese dairy

Oliver Gee
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Unbrielievable: Paris set to get its first cheese dairy
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Cheese lovers in the French capital will soon be able to get their hands on locally-made cheese products, as the "Made in Paris" project gathers steam.


Cheese maker Pierre Coulon, a former goat breeder from western France's Loire-Atlantique, says it's high time Paris had its own dairy.
"There are urban cheese dairies in New York and London - why don't we have them here?" the 33-year-old told the 20 Minutes newspaper
The Frenchman has announced that he will open his own cheese dairy in the northern suburbs of Paris, where he will offer "Made in Paris" cheese. 
He told the paper he had been inspired by a cheese tour of the world, where he stopped in countries including the US, UK, Spain, Italy, and Switzerland (to name just a few). 
And as a result - the "Laiterie de Paris" will open its doors in September next year in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, in the Goutte d'Or area. 
But such projects don't come cheaply, and Coulon is being backed by the public thanks to a crowd-funding site that has proved popular, raising over €10,000 of its €40,000 goal.
Donors can get all sorts of treats depending how much they contribute. A €5 donation, for example, gets you an e-book with a few recipes, while €400 gets you a full day's visit to the site and the offer of a hands-on experience. 
Those making a real Munster of a donation - €2,000 in fact - can get their whole company along for the day. 
So what can we expect from the "Made in Paris" dairy?
Well firstly, don't expect to hear the mooing of cattle in the 18th arrondissement (or the braying of goats, for the matter) - the livestock will be kept elsewhere.
The cheese, however, will be made on site. 
Coulon has hinted that he will stick to the classics, saying that buyers could expect "a good Brie, a Tomme, and a Raclette".
He'll also sell butter, yoghurts, and fresh cream. 
Want to help the project along the way? Visit the crowd-funding site here.


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