December 24, 2008

La Fête du Fromage - La Courounne Lochoise

The area surrounding the medieval city of Loches in the southern Loire valley is home to the farmers who make this little ash covered fromage de chèvre, La Couronne Lochiose.

Its name, la Couronne, meaning the crown, springs from its distinctive ring shape, and Lochoise means simply that it comes from the area around Loches.

This has to be one of the best unpasteurized goat cheeses that I've tasted thus far.

It has a mild "goatiness" and is somewhat salty and mildly acidic. There is a welcome whisper of a fresh, green grass flavor and its texture is ultra rich and creamy. It literally melts in your mouth.
Quite simply - fabulous!

Wines from the Loire pair best with La Couronne Lochoise. Try a white Sancerre or a reds such as Anjou or Bourgueil. Pin It


Anonymous said...

Hi Loulou,

I saw this posting about soft creamy goat cheese, and had to comment. I took my husband to a wine and cheese paring class and his favorite, and I cannot disagree was a Le Chevrot from Centre, France. We had 2 other goad cheese but the soft, salty goodness really hit home.

Jennifer said...

Thank you for commenting!
The goat cheeses from the Loire are some of my favorite all time cheeses. "Soft, salty goodness" is exactly it!