it just so happens that today, 20 Nov 2013, the City of Hull was elected UK City of culture, and my 'studies' gave the result that, in fact, there existed (and partly the reason for the existence of 'Hull' ) an Abbey of monks, French ones, called 'Meaux'.....
.'Meaux is nowadays mainly known for Brie de Meaux (a variety of Brie cheese) and the local variety of mustard. Following the official administrative French AOC there are two designations of Brie de Meaux: Brie de Meaux fermier ("farm Brie de Meaux", made out of the milk from the cows of a single unique producer) and Brie de Meaux laitier (laitier, that is from the French lait, "milk", which designates here an agreement, a mixture of the milk of different producers). The Moutarde de Meaux ("Meaux Mustard") recipe is since the 18th century a label commercially owned by the Pommery company and is nowadays derived not only in its traditional well known form but also in a variety of new different ingredient combinations: Honey Mustard, Green Pepper Mustard,Moutarde Royale (that latter including Cognac in its composition) etc.'
It is indeed a delicious thing, and will be on MY Christmas cheeseboard.....!
Brie de Meaux cheese (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Which reminds me.....I must hurry away to finish the article with cheeses, 'Poire Belle Hélène', and Café.......coming up.