Report this comment
  • "
    J B Blackett wrote:
    Lividov wrote:
    are you allowed to say mongers?
    I would think so.
    A monger is a trader in certain specific businesses. Like fishmonger , ironmonger , costermonger etc.
    The word has been around for several centuries probably originates from
    the Middle Ages.
    Why would anybody say it was not permitted , as it is on lots of local signs and is even in this article ?
    Earlier than the Middle Ages – OED says:

    ‘Etymology: Cognate with or formed similarly to Old Saxon mongari , Old High German mangari , mengari , Old Icelandic mangari , probably directly < classical Latin mangō dealer, trader (see mango n.2), with substitution of the Germanic base of -er suffix1 for the Latin agent-noun suffix; compare also mong v. With sense 2 compare Old Saxon flesmongere, Middle High German vleischmanger, Old Icelandic kjöt-mangari butcher.
    Also apparently commonly attested in surnames from the late 13th cent., as Thom' Mangar (1279), and in place names from the early 13th cent., as Mangertone (1207; now Mangerton, Dorset), Mangersford (1442; Devon).’

    Years ago I saw a very bad, logical-sounding, scholarly Victorian joke, about a costermonger being someone who mongs coster, but I have been unable to find it again through Google."
  • This field is mandatory
  • This field is mandatory
  • Please note we will not accept reports with HTML tags or URLs in them.

  • Enter the above word in the box below

Cheesemongers from around Europe in Beaconsfield today

Town crier Dick Smith shakes hands with Alain Roux at the Beaconsfield cheese-makers market

Town crier Dick Smith shakes hands with Alain Roux at the Beaconsfield cheese-makers market

First published in Food and Drink by

CHEESE of all shapes, sizes, colours, textures and flavours is on display in Beaconsfield today.

Hundreds of dairy produce lovers have flocked to the old town for the festival, being held for the second time this year.

Cheesemongers from across Europe have come to south Bucks for the event.

About 50 stalls and a wine and cheese tasting tent are up and running.

The town cryer and Beaconsfield Mayor Richard Keith formally opened the market at 11am.

More than 1,000 people attended the Cheese Makers’ Market in the Old Town last year, prompting Eric Charriaux and Amnon Paldi to make it a regular fixture in the town’s diary.

The pair run the La Cave à Fromage shop in South Kensington, as well as supply company Premier Cheese. Both companies are headquartered in Gregories Road, Beaconsfield.

Comments (18)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree