I was in the Morvan region of Paris (near Bourgogne) at a very rural restaurant. We had some wine, bread and a selection of Cheese. The selections that were brought out were all very tasty looking but there was an unpleasant smell (to me and my wife) so we stayed away from the smellier looking cheeses. Surprisingly it turned out to be the Brie. I mentioned to the proprietor that it was a surprise to me and she understood and mentioned that this was the true brie... Certainly an interesting experience that I thought I'd share. I love the mild creamy bries we have here in the States but it would take some getting used to if the "country brie" was the standard.
Anyone else know what I'm talking about?