French food focus - September 2019

A focus on food in France. This month, we meet Mr Cochon, a medieval cheese and discover ‘Cèpes in oil’

Meet the producers

Liz and Phil Prosser moved to Suris in Charente five years ago, and say setting up their pork butcher’s, called Monsieur Cochon, was easy. “The Chambre d’Agriculture was really helpful – much better than Defra in the UK,” says Liz. “It took just an hour to get our Siret number.”

They had owned a high street butcher’s shop in the UK, so when he met the maire, he called them ‘Monsieur Cochon’ and the name stuck.

“Phil’s family have been raising pigs for ...

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