October 8, 2010

La Fête du Fromage - Brebis D'Or

Brebis d'Or

Aveyron is an honest, "what you see is what you get" kind of place.
The towns and villages of La France Profonde don't really seem to go out of their way to woo the visitor, but they simply ooze authentic charm.  
And they produce some of the best cheeses in France.

Now here's another one to add to the Fabulous French Fromages from Aveyron list - Brebis d'Or.


This little drum-shaped, unpasteurized ewe's milk cheese has a velvety exterior that wraps loosely around a finely textured, downy interior.
It has a mild, earthy flavor that also offers lovely hints of soft mushrooms and a slight nuttiness, and its aroma is surprisingly strong and barnyardy.
It is an unassuming and utterly delicious cheese.

Brebis d'Or is produced by Fromabon, an artisan cheesemaker near La Cavalerie in southeastern Aveyron.  A glass of Minervois red was a perfect match for the mushroomy and nutty flavors in this cheese.

Brebis d'Or
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8 comments:

spacedlaw said...

Looks great!

Betty C. said...

Come back! I want to take you to lunch Chez Marie so we can revel in the cheeses of Aveyron!

Chez Loulou said...

nathalie
It was scrumptious!

Betty
I really want to...could we plan for the new year? I really want to spend more time with you (and visit Chez Marie). :)

cocinadiary said...

Hello. I found your blog through Fresh Local and Best, and what a treat it was! I love it. I am a huge cheese lover so this post was right up my alley. This cheese is so beautiful. I am salivating here just by your description. :) Angie

Fresh Local and Best said...

I'm so glad that you visited my blog, so that I can find you! This looks like a tasty cheese, like so many of the others produced in your part of the world. I'm looking forward to seeing the other cheeses that you feature here.

Chez Loulou said...

cocinadiary
Thank you for commenting! I've had a look at your site and it looks fantastic. You take delicious photos!
If you like cheese, this is the 185th one I've tasted. Here's the entire list: http://chezlouloufrance.blogspot.com/p/list-of-french-cheese.html

Fresh Local
I'm so happy that I found you. Your posts are truly engaging and I'm looking forward to reading your archives.
Let me know the next time you come to France!

Robin @ My Melange said...

This one looks delicious! I think I'd love the nutiness :)

Chez Loulou said...

Robin
Not the nuttiest flavored cheese I've ever had, but a great one!