April 29, 2009
La Fête du Fromage - Le Saint-Christophe
Heavily perfumed with the scent of woody herbs and goat-filled barnyards, Le Saint-Christophe is not for the faint of heart!
This is a bold cheese.
It looks innocent enough - a nice, soft white rind wrapped around a creamy, melting interior - mais attention, looks can be deceiving! One taste and your senses are hit with a blast of tantalizing, spicy and seductive flavors.
I was pleasantly surprised, to say the least.
If you love assertive, intensely flavored goat's cheese, this is one that you must try.
Le Saint-Christophe is an unpasteurized goat's milk cheese, produced and matured on a farm near the small town of St-Christophe Vallon, in the Aveyron.
A glass of crisp Sauvignon Blanc or Sancerre would be a good match to this cheese's robust flavors.