October 21, 2008

La Fête du Fromage - Fraîcheur Figue

This was another of my (rather embarrassing large number of) cheese purchases that I made while visiting Paris last month.

Fraîcheur Figue is a creamy little chèvre frais wrapped around a dollop of fig jam.
Simple. Sweet. Unpretentious.

My Parisian hosts and I tasted the Fraîcheur Figue one evening as part of a cheese platter and ate the remainder the next morning with breakfast.
We all agreed that its fresh, light flavor was best when smashed onto some toasted bread and enjoyed with coffee. Must have been the jam stuffed inside...
I would happily eat it for breakfast in place of my usual plain yogurt any day.

This is a delightful goat cheese! Its tangy sweetness would be superb with some walnut bread or other earthy, rustic breads and a glass of crisp white wine from the Loire. Probably not for breakfast though!

Fraîcheur Figue is available at Chez Virginie.

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Anne in Oxfordshire said...

mmmm that sounds rather interesting! I can imagine it for breakfast because of the Jam..but oh in the evening with wine!! yes go for it.

HamishWM said...

Looks delicious. Maybe a glass of chilled Viognier with the breakfast cheese?

wcs said...

A crisp glass of white at breakfast can be wonderful!

Jennifer said...

You should try to find it.
I wish I knew where it came from. I did all my usual searches through book and on the Internet but couldn't find where it is made in France.

Chateau Cesseras or Domaine La Prade Mari? Which would you choose?

I must admit that that is something I've never tried. I'll take your word for it!
Guess it wouldn't be that different from a Mimosa though, would it?

spacedlaw said...

I would love to have this for breakfast NOW.

Jennifer said...

You'll have to get some the next time you're in Paris. I wish I could find it down here!