December 11, 2007

La Fête du Fromage - Coulommiers

Take a nice hunk of Brie and intensify its flavor about five times and voilà, you've got yourself a ripe, robust piece of Coulommiers.

Known as the little brother of Brie, Coulommiers comes from a village of the same name in the Île-de-France region of northern France. The piece I bought was artisanal, but there are also fermier and industriel versions.
It was very ripe, thus the flavor was strong and rich, full of lightly sweet, mushroom and earthy flavors. We had to eat it quickly as its heady aroma was making it difficult to stay in the house!
We had a glass of sauvignon blanc with our piece of Coulommiers. A Côtes du Rhône would also be a good choice.

I highly recommend this cheese! If you can get a hold of some, especially a nice, ripe piece, you won't be disappointed.

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Elisabeth said...

Yum. Your blog makes me hungry.

La Belette Rouge said...

I love when you do ooey-gooey cheese shots. A perfect pear paired with Brie's baby brother---lovely!

I am not a huge lover of the Sauvignon blanc--it always makes me think of grapefruit. Not in flavor but in how I react to both. I do love a Côtes du Rhône!

Loulou said...

Merci. Thanks for stopping by...

la belette rouge,
I love Sauv Blanc! And I love Côtes du Rhône. And cheese too.

Robyn Vickers said...

That looks so so so good. I'm rather jealous at the availability of all those cheeses. We get some great cheese here from places like Quebec and even a lot of good French ones, but you just know it's not the same when it's been shipped across the ocean. Le sigh.

Loulou said...

I'm sure you could find some great French cheeses in Quebec! Probably better that in the States.
I tagged you for a meme a few days ago...don't know if you saw it or not. :)

Figs Olives Wine said...

What an enticing post! This looks like I'd want to eat the whole thing. I wonder if I can find it...

Loulou said...

figs olives wine,
Yes, you can buy it from amazon. I have it in a list on my site, on the right hand side. You will love it!