“Many locals experience a shock the first time they visit Liu Yang’s shop: they’ve never seen something quite like this before.
“I think some people before they come by prepare themselves psychologically,” says Yang. “Maybe they’ll come back, maybe they won’t. We won’t get disappointed because of this. Most Chinese people are not used to cheese culture.”
“Most Chinese people are not used to cheese culture,” says Liu Yang, owner of Le Fromager de Pekin.
A gaunt man with black glasses that dominate his narrow face, Liu Yang is selling something most Chinese don’t have the tongue for. His store, Le Fromager de Pekin, is the only artisan cheese shop in Beijing that’s run by Chinese people.
With a roster of 16 types of French cheeses, he’s bringing the taste of strong, robust cheese to China.”