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Aug 7, 2014

Statuesque City: Maucazais Marbré

THE STORY:

In the US, most of these would be in a museum somewhere. Here, they're just hanging out on the streets, in the parks, on the buildings, being slowly weathered and eroded by the elements. It seems like every building has some statue, gargoyle, or fancy adornment.

 

  
 
  
  
  

And of course there's this.


THE CHEESE: Maucazais Marbré
 
Maucazais Marbré is a raw goats' milk cheese from Haute-Garonne. It's a thick, solid plug of a cheese with a beautiful black mold that shows through the upper-crust white wrinkles.


One of the loveliest aspects of the cheese is once it's cut open. You can clearly see why this cheese is called "marbré", meaning "marbled". The black ash layers run throughout the cheese, and it's absolutely beautiful.


THE CONNECTION:

It's simple: Marbled cheese, marbled statues.

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