May 15, 2007

Tuesday's Fête du Fromage - Bleu d'Auvergne and Saint-Félicien

Bleu d'Auvergne and Saint-Félicien

Saint-Félicien is a luscious, creamy cow's milk cheese with a high fat content (60%), made in the Rhône-Alpes region.
I adore this cheese! The texture is very soft and the flavor is mildly sour and tangy. I think Saint-Félicien is perfect in the morning, spread on toast and drizzled with honey.

Buttery, moist and smoky tasting, Bleu d'Auvergne is named for its place of origin, the volcanic, remote Auvergne region of south-central France. It was discovered in 1850 by a farmer and was granted AOC status in 1975.
Try it with a sweet white wine and dried figs or with gutsy reds such as Côtes du Rhône or Cahors.

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Susan in Italy said...

Gosh, you have so many cheese posts and yet in France, you can probably go on for a very long time and not run out of new ones to try. Would you be able to give us an all-time favorite French cheese?

Loulou said...

I'm going to keep going until I run out of French cheeses, then I'll name a favorite.
For the moment though, my favorite would have to be Saint-Felicien.

Papadesdeux said...

I'm not promising to follow thru, but it would certainly be worth the effort to add to the fête. I'm partial to les fromages brebis from le Pays Basque or from Corsica. I will put it on the list for next Tuesday.

Ola said...

Oh, those look so yummy! I love cheeses!

Lightman said...

Thanks for writing about one of our best Auvergne cheeses ! :)
If you like Auvergne products, feel free to visit our website : (sorry it's only in french at now).

Donna said...

Oh! Did you taste your cheese (or just take the photo) in your new garden!!??

Loulou said...

I need to try some cheese from Corsica. Maybe for next Tuesday...

merci, so do I!

thank you for the info

that picture was taken at the villa. We haven't bought garden furniture yet

Anonymous said...

I really like this one. And I agree with the other poster. There were some brebis in Corsica which were the best cheese I've ever had.

Loulou in France said...

I agree with you both!