Myths debunked: 11 things you (wrongly) presumed about France
The French are some of the most stereotyped people on the planet, but are they really the world's leading cheese-eating, red wine guzzling, sex obsessed, 'surrender monkeys' they are made out to be? Here The Local debunks some of the myths surrounding the French and finds ten countries that beat France at their own ‘game’, for better or for worse.
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CHEESE: So you thought there was nothing more intrinsically French than all-things cheesy? France’s supermarket shelves may be stacked with scrumptious and pongy ‘fromages’ but three other countries out-French the French on the cheese rankings: The US produces the most, the UK has the biggest variety and the Greeks eat the most per head(2009 EU study).