Iizuka becomes Chevalier du Taste-Fromage

Iizuka becomes Chevalier du Taste-Fromage

Midori Iizuka, who has received the title of Chevalier du Taste-Fromage, on December 5 at the Tedako-tei restaurant.

December 21, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

Midori Iizuka, owner chef of the Italian restaurant Tedako-tei received the French traditional cheese lovers’ title Confrérie des Chevaliers du Taste-Fromage.
Her restaurant serves several dishes with French cheese and her contribution to the increasing popularity of French cheese was praised by the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Taste-Fromage de France au Japan. She said, “I am very happy and want to do more to promote French cheese.”

On November 13, 2012, Iizuka and 19 others from around Japan attended an investiture in Tokyo in which the title Chevalier and a medal was given to each of them. She is the third chevalier from Okinawa.

Previously she was only using Italian cheese, but after participating in a French cheese appreciation tour in 2007, she was amazed by how delicious the French products are.

She now purchases French and other countries’ cheese from a specialty store in Tokyo and added those chesses, three cheese samplers, and other dishes to her appetizer menu. She said, “It is not a French restaurant, but I want everyone to try those cheeses. I want those really delicious cheeses to become more popular in

Okinawa and for people to enjoy them.”

(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato and Mark Ealey) 

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