January 28, 2011
La Fête du Fromage - Le Chartreux
This cheese is, in a word, approachable.
It doesn't attempt to woo you with unusual rind washes or coatings.
It isn't showy and it doesn't have any distracting bells or whistles.
Le Chartreux is quite simply, pure eating enjoyment.
This is an artisanal, unpasteurized cow's milk cheese produced in the Vallée des Entremonts, in the French Alps.
Le Chartreux is rich with the flavors of sweet butter and nuts and it has a full bodied mouthfeel and a long, luxurious finish. The texture is smooth and tender and I read that it makes a wonderful melting cheese.
Cheeses from the Savoie are best when paired with wine from the Savoie. Pin It