Deliciously French have been trading from our delicatessen shop in Maidenhead since November 1999. Our ethos is traditional French food made by family run establishments many of which have existed for numerous generations (some since the 16th century) of which many have won awards but not forgetting always value for money. With regards to myself being half French and half English, my love affair for fine foods started in the mid 70s when I embarked on a catering career and over the years on my travels in France I discovered an array of talented people with great passion producing high quality food.
Boulettes d'Avesnes 150g
This fermier cheese is named after Avesnes, a village near the Belgian border. It is made from buttermilk or Maroilles, flavoured with parsley, pepper, tarragon, and cloves, then shaped by hand and dyed with annatto or covered with paprika.
Epoisses Cheese 250g
This is a strong-smelling, washed-rind cheese, which has a marked aroma. The fine textured pâte melts in the mouth, with a mixture of salt, sweet, metallic, and milky flavour. Best eaten with a Crozes-Hermitage or a Nuits St Georges.
Confit of Duck
Tender pieces of duck, great with potatoes or pasta and a side salad
100% Goose is used for this Rillette from the Le Mans, Normandy region. Great with gherkins, good quality bread and red wine.
Brebis Pyrennees Ossau Iraty Cheese 250g
Also called Ossau-Iraty, which is simply translates as sheep cheese from the Pyrenees, Brebis Pyrenees has a smooth, slightly oily texture and a wonderfully sweet flavour with hints of olive, hazelnut and fig. Aged for 90 days. Best eaten with a Cahors or a Grave.
Brie de Meaux 250g
Situated some 40 miles east of Paris, the green region of brie has a long history of cheese making. One reason for the rise in importance of the cheese was the proximity of the region to Paris, which was a great centre of consumption. The inside is compact, even textured and the colour of straw. It has a slight scent of mould, and is full of sweet as well as smoky aromas, with a rich condensed flavour. Good to be eaten with a Vouvray or a Cotes de Beaune.