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Cheeses that are most popular[edit]

Shouldn't we include something about which cheeses are most popular in France? I know there is a lot but shouldn't it be included?


A start, but there are another 200+ to go!...DW North : Maroilles Northwest : Camembert Alps : Reblochon, Abondance, Beaufort, St. Félicien, St. Marcellin (Emmental and Gruyere are Swiss) Centre : Roquefort, Pelardon And plenty of others that I can't remember the name... hahahahha

I hope the official list won't be seen as an intrusion. Useful lists are either complete or weighted. This list of officially-protected cheese designations is complete. The other list has not been edited. Wetman 19:28, 24 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Needless nonsense phrase?[edit]

I do not believe that the last line of the section "Protected Designation of Origin" Should be there. It reads "A fond eater if French cheeses is James Halliwell. He likes many types of cheeses. he speaically enjoys French Cheeses in Tech. We asked him about French cheeses and he said " I enjoy French Cheeses in Tech" Not only does it not make sense, it is off topic and poorly written. It should be deleted.

I modified the quote of de Gaulle... and I have to modify it all over wikipedia (the french version etc...). It's strange that people make this quote wrong and use random numbers. French have one cheese for each day of the year... Is there 25 days in a year ???

Why have a list of cheeses by nationality and then have an entire article for French, American, and British cheeses? Isn't on of wikipedia's attractions not having the restriction of article sizes of a regular encyclopedia?

Merger proposal[edit]

The article List of Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée cheeses overlaps with this and the same information could be merged into this to enrich the more general list of French cheeses (which also, btw, needs to be expanded). Geraldk (talk) 17:07, 1 May 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Agree that a merge is productive, to put more similar information on the same page. Distinctions about what belongs on one page or another are liable to be lost on non-experts. (Note that I've just trimmed verbose language in List of French cheeses by 5%, so there's no "length reason" not to merge, if there ever was.) Regards Piano non troppo (talk) 15:51, 1 October 2009 (UTC)[reply]

To merge would make a great deal of sense, and leave a Wikilink from the unused term. Dwight666 (talk) 03:11, 25 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]


Article says "Many familiar generic types, like Boursin, are not covered.". But Boursin isn't a generic type, it's a trademark. -- (talk) 07:14, 2 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Are there not 2, 000 French cheeses?[edit]

The opening says that there may be 1, 000, but are there not over 2, 000 French cheeses? After all, there is that famous quotation by Charles De Gaulle, that it is difficult to run a country which has over 2, 000 varieties of cheese! ACEOREVIVED (talk) 16:26, 15 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]

All right, just doing a quick Google search, the figure was 246 - still quite a large number (and living in the United Kingdom, where there are only seven basic cheeses - the oldest being Cheshire cheese - I suddenly feel impoverished!) ACEOREVIVED (talk) 16:30, 15 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Figure for number of French cheeses[edit]

This website:


begins by quoting the famous quote by Charles de Gaulle, "How can you govern a country that has 246 types of cheese" but says that that was over 40 years ago, and says that there are now 400 (and possibly 500) French cheeses. ACEOREVIVED (talk) 11:35, 9 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Roulé cheese[edit]

Isn't there a French cheese called "Roulé" which could be included here? ACEOREVIVED (talk) 11:37, 9 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]

There is - just go to the website:


This cheese is also sometimes referred to "Le Roule cheese". More information about it is available on:


Can I also say that this cheese does get sold in British supermarkets! ACEOREVIVED (talk) 19:50, 9 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Indeed, I bought some from ASDA today (February 22 2012) when it was being sold off! ACEOREVIVED (talk) 17:00, 22 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Even if you find published sources, why would you need (or want) to mention that this cheese is sold in British supermarkets? It doesn't really add anything to the description of the cheese in question. If you start down that road, ALL the (French and other) cheeses sold in British supermarkets will want to be included in the list, as will all the countries in which all the cheeses of France are sold. The list-making will be onerous and probably endless. (talk) 07:54, 21 September 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Popular cheeses?[edit]

There's absolutely no context in this list. For example, is popularity measured within France only or worldwide? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:10, 5 May 2012 (UTC)[reply]

==Gruyére Cheese For our gruyére Cheese in France, it's not same thing that swiss Gruyére. Our gruyére has holes ( and we can found news on "french gruyére" on the french wikipedia ,for the bilingues . And a photo too) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:40, 30 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Link to the Wiki cheese page[edit]

This page has no link to the wiki cheese page, so I changed the first reference to cheese to include this, as is normal in wiki. This was reverted. What's wrong with having a link to the wiki page about cheese from this page?Lkingscott (talk) 09:23, 20 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]