Mystifyingly foreign to anglophone Canada, who don’t understand our penchant for dropping French words into perfectly good English sentences, Montreal is a tourist destination and a hotbed of political intrigue all rolled into one. Here’s how to irritate us in the extreme.
You don’t like cheese curds.
Aside from being the staple of our most artery-hardening native dish, poutine, cheese curds are a ubiquitous part of Montreal snack culture. You can buy them from the corner “dep” right up at the cash register, and even the cheap grocery stores usually have a stack of fresh-daily sacks over in the dairy section. Those teeth-squeaking wads of local Quebecois cheese are so delicious, we don’t really understand why nobody else has jumped on the bandwagon.