January 6, 2009
La Fête du Fromage - Kalidaan
Certain cheeses just belong on the breakfast table.
I don't mean cheese mixed in with eggs or made into quiche. Nor do I mean cheese melted over potatoes or baked into a breakfast strata.*
Just a wedge of fresh, tangy cheese.
Hopefully with a nice hunk of baguette and some fresh fruit or jam. Cheese like this one: Kalidaan.
Kalidaan is a soft, flavorful fromage de chèvre that is produced on a small farm (approximately 300 goats) in the Poitou-Charentes region.
There is no "goatiness" to this goat's cheese and the texture is wonderful and creamy with a mere hint of chalkiness. It has a well balanced, grassy, light flavor that was delicious with some cherry jam and bread for petit déjeuner.
As it was fairly early in the morning, I had a big café au lait with my wedge of Kalidaan.
A glass of crisp white wine from the Loire would also be good. A bit later in the day, of course.
*my mom used to make a mean strata for brunch on the weekends. Mentioning it brings back yummy childhood breakfast memories...