Monday, March 10, 2014

Fleur du Maquis

Very soft and creamy sheep cheese, like a brie almost, this French cheese is made with milk from Corsican ewes.
During the making process, the cheese is covered with aromatic coating of rosemary, fennel seeds, juniper berries and the occasional bird's eye chili. It has a sour, citrusy taste and feels a bit mild in the mouth. With age, the cheese is dotted with blue-grey molds as the pate absorbs the herbal flavors of the rind. The strong characteristic flavors of the cheese are balanced by the delicate herbs. Because of its musty and nutty aroma, the cheese smells great too. Fleur Du Maquis matches nicely with Albarino, Riesling and Tempranillo.

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