Fontainebleau Competition

Published on by Isabelle FABRE - updated on

The Bourgogne-Franche Comté region entrant Aurore Paillusson-Ravacley is the clear winner!

Pour la première fois, s'est déroulé le dimanche 28 février 2016, le premier Concours du Fontainebleau !

For the first time, the Fontainebleau Competition was held on Sunday 28th February.

 Created by the French Cheesemongers Federation, the purpose of this contest is to honour expertise and creativity of the cheesemongers in Fontainebleau cheese:

2 different sections: the Tradition recipe and the Extravagant recipe

Competitors brought 6 Fontainebleau in the categorie choosen which were judged on taste, harmony, look, decoration, balance, aestheticism, creativity, presentation...

The jury (cheesemongers) judged on the spot and the results were announced at the end of the competition

One winner for both categories:

Concours Fontainebleau - lauréate

Aurore Paillusson-Ravacley, Le Trou de Souris (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Area)

"I've been working with cheeses for the past 14 years – I really am passionate about it. For me, this competition is an opportunity for me to shine a light on a product that is relatively unknown outside of Paris. Taking part in competitions such as these is also an opportunity to present the profession in a different light, since preparing cheeses is an integral part of what we do".

During the competition, visitors could take part in an event that involved understanding the original recipe and introducing them to other cream-based products.

SFPL 2016 - animation Fontainebleau
SFPL 2016 - animation Fontainebleau - détail