July 1, 2009

La Fête du Fromage - Brebis Férmier

Don't get me wrong, I adore salt. (especially Brittany butter packed with crunchy salt crystals)
And I think that a good sprinkling of salt enhances the flavor of most cheese.

But the excessive saltiness of this Brebis Férmier that I bought from my favorite cheese guy at the Olonzac market the other day was a bit over the top.

So much so that I found it almost inedible. Almost.
Because I loved everything else about it.

Brebis Férmier is an unpretentious, unpasteurized ewe's milk cheese that is produced in the Aveyron. It has a supple, dense, chewy texture and other than the heavy salt, I loved its subtle nutty and mushroom flavors.
And the eau de barnyard parfum makes it impossible to forget that this cheese comes straight from the farm.

A hearty red such as Marcillac or Gaillac would be a good wine pairing.

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Mélanie said...

This is one of my favorite cheeeeeeeeese

Jennifer said...

Glad you like it! I want to try it again. Love brebis.