And if he is choosing cheese for his cheese platter, he may as well go straight to the top! And that happens to be to the foot of the Alps in Grenoble, where the larger-than- life Bernard Mure-Ravaud, a world champion cheesemaker, resides with his family. A self-taught man hides behind the moustaches of the most famous man in gastronomy in Grenoble as he learnt the trade out of love for his wife, Mireille. Forty years later, he is the favourite choice of the greatest chefs in the region. But he is so much more than just a cheeky chap who has become famous. The 2007 Meilleur Ouvrier de France owes his reputation to his constant drive to use superb ingredients, to choose producers who have retained traditional skills and expertise and to expanding innovative ideas. His pretty shop in Rue de Strasbourg, where the best cheese in the local genre can be tasted (Beaufort, Bleu de Termignon, Saint-Félicien, Tomme., etc.), provides a daily showcase for his prize-winning products.