Brie de Meaux
You’ve never really tasted brie until you’ve tried real Farmhouse Brie de Meaux, one of only two bries officially certified by the French government. Made with unpasteurised milk, it’s soft and creamy when mature with a and velvety rind. Brie de Meaux is salted with dry coarse salt and ripened in cellars on straw mats […]
Selles sur Cher
A lovely little goats’ cheese from the Loire Valley that looks like a pebble. Selles sur Cher has a grey/ blue charcoal and salt coating painted on to attract mould. It’s mild and chalky, salty and tart with a hazelnut after taste. Only a small circle of producers make Selles sur Cher and they don’t […]
A lovely soft rich buttery cheese bursting with cream. Delicate with a nice nuttiness and a hint of mushroom. Saint Felicien is at its best between April and September, but also pretty darn good over the rest of the year.
A creamy cheese from the Dauphine near Lyon, St Marcellin is made from cow’s milk and is a soft cheese usually sold in terracotta pots. The best ones are orange with a lemony taste and nutty aroma and we’ve tracked these down for you. They say St Marcellin should be chewed for a long time […]
Charlemagne’s favourite cheese, Roquefort is crumbly and semi-soft, with a delicious balance of sweet, smoky and salty flavours. It’s mild and creamy, very moreish and never hangs about the cheese board for long. Roquefort is made exclusively from the milk of red Lacaune ewes and ripens in the limestone caves of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon. Pencillium Roquefort culture […]
Napoleon was partial to a slice of Époisses, a (very) pungent soft cow’s milk cheese from a small village halfway between Dijon and Auxerre. Washed in Marc de Bourgogne brandy during ripening, Époisses has a red orange colour and a powerful rich, salty, creamy meaty flavour.
Perail Lou Perac
A little parcel of soft fragrant sheep’s milk cheese; rich and creamy with sweet caramel and earthy tones. Matured for just 12 days, it has a delicate rind and very soft texture. The sheep graze in the wild in the Grand Causse national park, which gives the milk its complex range of flavours. Serve when […]
A soft ripened mild buttery and creamy sheep’s cheese, with earthy undertones and a gentle sweetness. Best eaten on a summer’s day lunch that goes on and on until the sun goes down.
Neufchâtel Heart Shaped Cheese
Neufchâtel heart shaped cheese is easy to love, with a delicate creamy, salty mushroomy taste and flowery rind. As it ages it becomes stronger and crumbly. One of the great cow’s milk Normandy cheeses, Neufchâtel heart shaped cheese is also kinder to your heart as it has a lower fat content than most soft cheeses. […]
Square and made of cow’s milk, Maroilles is the most famous cheese from northern France. It’s a lovely golden colour, with a rich,oily soft texture and meaty, salty, lemony taste. Its nickname is ‘vieux paunt’ – old stinker – which gives you some idea of the aroma. Another cheese invented by those versatile monks, Maroilles […]
Marglet Papillon is a camembert like cheese made from sheeps’ milk and another of the wonderful butterfly cheeses from the Averyon. It’s earthy and mushroomy with the kind of strong aroma that turns cheese lovers weak at the knees. The texture is chewy, with an edible rind.
Made in Champagne-Ardenne, Langres is a strong smelling, firm but melt in the mouth cheese with a distinct orange rind. Salty, creamy and mildish, it’s more delicate than its cousin Époisses. An AOC cheese, it takes up to 3 months to mature in humid cellars. And because it’s never turned during the process it has […]