Cheese Labels

1920s to 1990s    Eight French cheese labels from a variety of regions, all displaying some form of FC.  $6 each from  Bertrand Cocq, Calonne-Ricouart, France, Sept., 20.

Like so many things in French culture, there is a strong and tasteful use of color in these labels!  My favorite here has the fox playing a guitar to charm the crow!

1930?  Three small (slightly over 2" diameter) cheese labels: "K.H. De Jong's Exporthandel" and "Fromage de Hollande."  Labels of fables in French and once in English.  $15 from Bertrand Cocq, Calonne Ricouart, France, Sept., '18. 

It is curious that the De Jong labels feature one French and one English for the fable title.  It is just as curious that the De Jong image for FC is the same image used in the more generic "Cheese from Holland" label.


1980? Camembert Extra Fin cheese label. Fromage du Fin Renard. "Ce Qui Se Fait de Mieux." Litho. Myncke, Brussels. $8 from Dany Wolfs, Roeselare, Belgium, August, '00.

This circular label is a specimen of lovely colored printing. The crow, perched on the "Fromage" sign in the label, weeps visible tears. The fox walks away pleased, with a wheel of Camembert under his arm. There seems to be a number 41 stamped just above the crow's head.