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A Cocktail's Perfect Partner:  Pork Rillettes

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A Cocktail's Perfect Partner: Pork Rillettes

When I have friends over for dinner, I want to enjoy their company and not be slaving away in the kitchen.  This is especially true when they first arrive and it is time for a pre-dinner cocktail. I always want to have something ready to go to serve with those cocktails; preferably something slightly salty, something that can be made at least the day before and something with a bit of a “wow” factor.  The answer is often Pork Rillettes.  The French name makes them sound fancy, but really they are simple to make (but no need to tell your guests that). 

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Fromage Fort (aka Strong Cheese)

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Fromage Fort (aka Strong Cheese)

I visit my favourite cheese troll and his shop on a regular basis.  While I have some favourites* that I always turn to, Sean always seems to have something new for me to try and unfortunately I have rarely met a cheese that I don’t like!  This usually means that I end up buying way more than I intended and I am often left with various little nubs of cheese in my refrigerator.  A lot of those little pieces were thrown out.  This seemed like such a waste that I went on a search to figure out what I could do with them.  Of course, the French have a solution; Fromage Fort, literally “strong cheese.”

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