It looks like a little Crottin de Chavignol and it tastes like a little bit of heaven.
Le Garriou just may be the perfect goat cheese.
It is lush, creamy and melting just under that wrinkly, edible rind. It is chalky and ultra rich in the middle. Its aroma is reminiscent of straw and barnyards.
The "goatiness" is pronounced, but not too overwhelming, as it is rounded out by the other flavors that include a zesty, citrus tang and a refined earthiness.
Un vrai fromage de chèvre!
Le Garriou is an artisan cheese produced on a small farm in the Lot département. It is made with unpasteurized goat's milk and is a heady 45% butterfat.
Savored slowly, with a bit of baguette and a glass of Côtes du Rhône, and life just doesn't get much better!