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French Chef Smears Cheddar Cheese’s Good Name in Anti-Michelin Star Rant

Marc Veyrat thinks Michelin’s anonymous inspectors “know nothing about cooking”

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Hey chef, leave cheddar cheese alone

French chef Marc Veyrat is angry at the Michelin Guide, and has “given back” his two Michelin stars at La Maison des Bois in Manigod, France after accusing the inspectors of “profound incompetence” in an open letter published in Le Pointe.

Most notably for the U.K., though, Veyrat accuses the inspectors of what he perceives to be the most shocking of smears: “They dared to say that we put cheddar in our souffle of reblochon, beaufort, and tomme!” Quite apart from the fact that there is no mention of cheese anywhere in Michelin’s listing for Veyrat’s restaurant, genuine Somerset cheddar is a perfectly good cheese, with a rich history; there’s no need to drag its reputation into beef with a tyre company. [Eater, Le Pointe]

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