I was thinking of these words attributed to Charles De Gaulle regarding France, "How can you govern a country that counts as many cheeses as days of the year". Well today I had the pleasure while shopping at my local Whole Foods store (Montclair, New Jersey) to taste and purchase some 'Laguiole' cheese. This hard cow cheese considered a cousin of Cantal is made on the plateau of Aubrac. It reflects the nature that surrounds it. Some wine suggestions would be Cahors or Cotes du Rhone. Crusty baguette and some saucisson would complement it well. I will personally try it with herb marinated olives, pheasant rosemary pate and a glass of 'Yalumba' Y Series Shiraz-Viogner from Australia. Laguiole is mostly known for its finely crafted knives. Happy and Healthy New Year everyone.