Why Parisians Poke Their Camembert

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(Image credit: Kristin Hohenadel)
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You don’t just see this kind of behavior at the farmers market. I love nothing more than catching a man in the supermarket cheese aisle ripping the lids off of round camembert boxes and poking until he finds one that’s fit for lunch. Why does anyone buy the inferior, industrially produced and generally not less expensive cheese at the supermarket in France? Maybe because they don’t have to ask permission before poking the camembert.

More scenes from the cheese stand below:

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(Images: Kristin Hohenadel)

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