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Did Sarkozy really ban cheese from the Elysee Palace?

This Telegraph story has been making the Internet rounds today: It is an admission that is verging on sacrilegious for a French president. But Nicolas Sarkozy's top chef has revealed that the French head of state has banned cheese from the table at the Elysée Palace. Charles de Gaulle once famously declared: "How can anyone govern a nation hat has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?" The fitness mad Mr Sarkozy has chosen to remove the source of De Gaulle's angst from his sight, according to presidential chef Bernard Vaussion, who is cooking for his fifth French head of state.
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