April 15, 2008

La Fête du Fromage - If You Can't Stand The Smell....

...you better stay away from our kitchen!

My trip to Marseille last week yielded a Corsican cheese to die for.
In a small fromagerie, le Normandy, I bought a piece of this pasteurized sheep's milk cheese called U Bel Fiuritu. When the fromager handed me the cheese I put my nose near the the little waxed paper package to take in its aroma, but the shop was so odoriferous, I didn't pick up anything unusual.
It wasn't until later, on the train home, that I noticed an aroma wafting up from my bag...this was one smelly cheese!

It had a washed rind that was quite sticky, yet edible, a soft texture and flavors that ranged from creamy to spicy. We both loved it's heady flavor that prickled on our tongues as it developed.
A glass of Minervois red paired nicely with this cheese.

I highly recommend U Bel Fiuritu and since it is a pasteurized cheese, it is hopefully readily available outside of France. Pin It


violets said...

Hi Loulou

That cheese looks delicious, I love nearly all cheese.

Vi xx

Rhyleysgranny said...

Hi Loulou. Cheese cake looks so yummy. Great stuff getting it on tastespotting

Loulou said...

It was great! You'll have to try it sometime.

I always submit my cheese photos to tastespotting. Sometimes they accept them, sometimes not.
Thanks for stopping by to say hello