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Jan 7th, 2015, 12:52 PM
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Euro Travel Quiz #26 - Say Cheese, Beer and Wine!

A fermented quiz this time:

1- Lager and Pilsener beers have generally dominated the European beer market but Ales have always been produced in Belgium and England and a few other places and are now gaining traction elsewhere - what is the basic difference in how ales and lagers are made (brewing process)?

2- France is a wine lovers country thought more and more the younger frogs are turning to beer but in Normandy beer and wine often take a back seat to XXXXX, this regions renown fermented beverage.

3- Normadny is also well-known and best known for what kind of cheese?

4- The Netherlands has some famous cheeses associated with certain towns or cities - what cheese is associated with these cities of the same name:

*** Named after a small town on the IJsselmeer, the former Zuider Zee that is now this fresh water lake - you can walk to this town from Volendam.

*** This cheese town with a cheese named after it lies not far southeast of Utrecht and southwest of Kinderdijk windmill complex.

5- This Dutch town hosts a famous Friday a.m. old-style cheese market Aprils thru Septembers.

6- Mozzarella Cheese traditionally was made from the milk of this animal - traditionally only herded in Italy and Romania - modern mozzarella cheese is now typically made from cow's milk. (I've never seen one of these creatures pasturing in Italy!)

7- Cheese made from the milk of this animal include feta of Greece, Roquefort of France, Manchego of Spain and Pecorino Romano from Italy.

8- Beaune is at the epicenter of what French wine-growing district?

9- These two towns are the commercial centers of the Champagne Region and you can tour the fancy Champagne houses in either?

10 - French sheep cheese is called in general Fromage de XXXXX

The first to name the most correct gets a box of used wine corks (shipping and handling extra)!
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Jan 7th, 2015, 12:58 PM
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- French sheep cheese is called in general Fromage de XXXXX

General Fromage de Gaulle
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Jan 7th, 2015, 01:01 PM
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Whilst there are somesimilarities between stubborn de Gaulle and this critter you are, as usual dead-on wrong - you do once again get the Ignoble Prize!
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Jan 7th, 2015, 01:03 PM
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2. Cidre

3. Camembert

4. Gouda and Edam but not necessarily in that order

6. Buffalo

7. Sheep

8. Burgundy

9. Reims and Epernay

how did i do, Pal?
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Jan 7th, 2015, 01:09 PM
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You know how you did - smart alec! All right and you take home the box of old used wine corks - please send 20 quid for postage and handling! Guess this just tells me this quiz was too dumbed down! I could quibble with # 6 - water buffalo being the technically correct answer I believe - not our American buffalo/bison though they do give milk and have cheese made from them as well... so maybe - oh well the judges said yes in a 5-4 vote!

#1 and #10 remain unanswered
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CORRECTION - #10 SHOULD HAVE SAID:

GOAT CHEESE NOT SHEEP CHEESE

What in gneneral do the French call cheese made from goats - Fromage de XXXX?
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You know how you did - smart alec! All right and you take home the box of old used wine corks - please send 20 quid for postage and handling! Guess this just tells me this quiz was too dumbed down! I >>

humph - you mean that the only way I could win was because it was too easy? you're probably right.

anyway the answer to 10 is chèvre, obviously.
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Jan 7th, 2015, 01:38 PM
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1) Where the yeast does the fermentation action (and originally the storage period, but now ignored)
2) Cidre
3) Camembert
4) no they don't, Dutch cheese is pants

6) Buffalo
7) Sheep
8) Burgundy
9) Reims and Epernay
10)Brebis
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Jan 7th, 2015, 01:39 PM
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Now confused do you mean goat or sheep? Chevre for Goat
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Jan 7th, 2015, 01:53 PM
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1) top ferment or bottom ferment
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Jan 7th, 2015, 02:07 PM
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biblo got them all except #4. Surprised annhig don't know her ale from lager!
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A pity you didn't choose a cheese named after a town south of Utrecht, on the river Linge, and made it a bit more of a challenge.

You asked the Alkmaar question before, and it was ignored then too.
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10 - French sheep cheese is called in general Fromage de XXXXX

OK. I got the other one wrong, how about:

French sheep cheese is called in General Fromage de Motors
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what's the answer to #4 then? I said Edam and Gouda.

i know the difference between ale and lager when I taste it but couldn't tell you why.
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Jan 7th, 2015, 02:17 PM
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Normandy is known for more cheeses than Camembert. My favourite is Livarot, with Pont l'Eveque also in the reckoning.
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What is the name of the Spanish cheese that is shaped like a woman's body part?
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What is the name of the best known brand of Pecorino Romano sold in the US?
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What is the famous quote by de Gaulle about cheeses and and governing?
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Jan 7th, 2015, 04:21 PM
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Please make that "this region's renownED." The final ED's are fast disappearing from words that require them--as in "She pet the cat" instead of "She petted the cat." Drives me nuts.

Then there's advanced planning, when advanced is correct. Of course, I suppose some planning might have required Advanced Placement exams.

The de Gaulle quote asked how a country could possibly be governed when it contained 400 cheeses. Now, of course, there are over 500; I wonder what le general would make of that statistic.
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The problem with governing France is not that they have so many different cheeses, but they have so many differrent political parties and governments:

bourbon monarchy, revolution and republic # 1 in 1792, empire #1 (napolean), restored monarchy, republic # 2, empire # 2 (napolean III), third republic, then free france versus vichy france, fourth republic and fifth republic

In the US we have had the same government since 1776 (declaration of independence) or 1789 (constitution) based on how you count. But having a president elected by all citizens has forced us into a two party (rather than 10 or 12 party) system, with rare exceptions, and the only real challenge was the civil war - resolving issues that should have been fixed in 1776 but was not possible then.
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Actually the original de Gaulle quote has a lot less cheese in it:

How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?
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annhigh - your answer to #4 was correct - bilbo's was wrong. Sorry for confusion. You win the bag of used corks for being the first with the most correct answers.
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