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Eating a Croque-monsieur grilled cheese sandwich in Paris, France

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Given that we can rarely go several hours without nibbling on something we picked up a Croque-monsieur as a snack in Paris, France. This grilled cheese sandwich with ham was one of the best cheese sandwiches we've ever had. The quality of the cheese that is typically used (Emmental, Comté, or Gruyère) really makes it a gourmet sandwich. The sandwich gets it name from the word monsieur ("mister") and the verb croquer ("to bite"). As a quick snack on the go, lunch or something else it is a versatile snack we've come to love here in Paris. Eating a Croque-monsieur grilled cheese sandwich in Paris, France Travel Video Transcript: Well good morning from Paris. It is about eleven in the morning which means it is time for either a second breakfast or a first lunch. So we've stopped off at a little Patisserie and we picked up a little treat that we're going to be sampling. So here is my little bag. First let me show you, they gave us cute cutlery, wrapped in pink string. Aw. And today we're going to have be having something called Croque-monsieur. I'm going to show you what that looks like in a second. As you can see over here the croque monsieur looks a lot like a grilled cheese sandwich. So it is just two slices of bread, ham and cheese in the middle. You can also have Bechamel sauce and then there is more cheese over top and that has been grilled and melted and it looks ooey an gooey. So I'm going to let Sam take the first bite because I'm always eating the food first. You sure are. Here you go. Alright, time to dig in. Wow, is that ever good. Basically my best way of explaining this is if you've ever had a grilled cheese before this is like a premier grilled cheese. It has an extra layer of cheese on top. Plus you get the ham in the middle and I just love how I think they put a lot of maybe butter on the bread or on the toast. And it just gives it that greasiness that makes it so tasty. And you're up next. I sure am. Mmm. Oh yeah. That is really good. It makes such a nice snack. I mean you could have it as a meal but it is also light enough to have as a snack in between meals too. I don't really know what kind of cheese this is but it is really really tasty. If you know what kind of cheese they use in these sandwiches let us know so I can pick some up in the grocery store. That is a lot of cheese. Check it out. An alternative sandwich to try, instead of the croque-monsieur is the Croque-Madame. And that one is also a grilled cheese sandwich but what they do is they put a fried egg right on top of your sandwich. So it is a little more filling. Um, but yeah I think that is the kind of sandwich that you probably want to order at a restaurant when you're sitting down. Otherwise it could get a little messy. So these are about 3 to 4 Euros. You can pick them up in any French bakery, a Patisserie, and the one tip that I want to give you is ask them to warm it up. It tastes so much better that way. This is part of our Travel in France series. We're making a series of videos showcasing French culture, French arts, French foods, French religion, French cuisine and French people. Proudly presented by: http://nomadicsamuel.com & http://thatbackpacker.com All photos and video taken by Samuel Jeffery (Nomadic Samuel) and Audrey Bergner (That Backpacker). Music in this video courtesy of Audio Network