October 21, 2009

La Fête du Fromage - Le Garriou

It looks like a little Crottin de Chavignol and it tastes like a little bit of heaven.

Le Garriou
just may be the perfect goat cheese.

It is lush, creamy and melting just under that wrinkly, edible rind. It is chalky and ultra rich in the middle. Its aroma is reminiscent of straw and barnyards.
The "goatiness" is pronounced, but not too overwhelming, as it is rounded out by the other flavors that include a zesty, citrus tang and a refined earthiness.
Un vrai fromage de chèvre!

Le Garriou is an artisan cheese produced on a small farm in the Lot département. It is made with unpasteurized goat's milk and is a heady 45% butterfat.

Savored slowly, with a bit of baguette and a glass of Côtes du Rhône, and life just doesn't get much better! Pin It


Veronica said...

now why didn't you tell me this *before* I went to the Lot for a week? :)

On the subject of graffiti, we saw this on a roadside in the Lot:


If you've been to the caves at Pech-Merle and seen the prehistoric handprints, you'll know what I mean :)

Karen said...

Oh. Looks so good. Pass the wine!

Jennifer said...

Next time you travel around France let me know and I'll give you a list of cheese to try. :)

Love the hand graffiti! Never been to Pech-Merle, but studied the cave paintings at University.