July 15, 2009

La Fête du Fromage - Gloriotte

Spring and early summer offer a bounty of seasonal fromages de chèvre to enjoy. Chèvres from almost every corner of France: the Pyrénées, the Auvergne, the Poitou-Charentes, the Aveyron and the Savoie.
Many of these delightful cheeses are only available for a short time, so as the saying goes, Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May.

Introducing glorious Gloriotte! A sensational petit chèvre from the Loire.


I expected a bold and piquant flavor to come from a cheese with such an intense, goaty aroma and rough, rustic appearance. Boy was I wrong.
Gloriotte is mellow, fruity and sweet and its texture is smooth and a bit chalky. Drizzled with a bit of acacia honey - WOW - absolute heaven!

The most frustrating thing about Gloriotte is that I have to go either to Paris or the Loire Valley to purchase another delicious morsel. Or I could say that it gives me an excuse to make another trip up north.
(Ok, if I have to...)

Some white wine from the Loire would be a perfect match for this cheese. Pin It

3 comments:

mimi charmante said...

This cheese looks divine and delicous! July is looking more and more like the month that I need to visit France for my 40th birthday trip...
Thank you for sharing!
xo

spacedlaw said...

Wonderful excuse!

Loulou said...

mimi
If you come anytime between May and July you'll have a lot of chèvres to choose from!

spacedlaw
Isn't it? :)