December 9, 2009

La Fête du Fromage - Le Crémeux du Mont-St-Michel

"Cheese is probably the best of all foods, as wine is the best of all beverages." - Patience Gray 1957

Amen to that.

And amen to my most recent discovery - this little drum appropriately named Le Crémeux du Mont-St-Michel.
This cheese is so good, it deserves a shrine dedicated to it. Maybe not as big as the Abbaye du Mont-St-Michel, but I'm sure I can think of something.

Luscious butter and cream are the first two flavors that wash over your taste buds when you nibble a bit of this divine, unpasteurized cow's milk cheese from Normandy. A slight spiciness and strong mushrooms are next. And those flavors linger. And linger.
And linger.

My last bite was more than an hour ago and I can still taste them.

I'm in heaven!

Le Crémeux is made by a Fromagerie Artisanale in Isigny-le-Buat, just down the road from the famous AOC Isigny milk, cream and butter production, and the world's largest diary museum, Lactopôle. This corner of France looks like a dream destination for the cheese and dairy lover.

The soft, fluffy texture spreads perfectly on slices of baguette and tastes wonderful with apples. The rich flavor and velvety texture demand a fruity, dry white wine or hard cider.


There's still some time to send me your cheese tasting stories for the 12th Fête du Fromage International Cheese Tasting Event.
Please get them to me by December 13. The entire round-up will be posted on December 15.

Tell us why you chose this particular cheese. Tell us how it tasted. Tell us about its texture and aroma. Did you eat it on its own? Or with something? Did you drink anything special with your cheese? Would you recommend it or not? Is there something unusual or interesting about it?
  • Photos are wonderful, but not necessary
  • Entries must contain the words La Fête du Fromage and contain a link to Chez Loulou
  • Posts should be written specifically for La Fête du Fromage and not entered in any other food blog event
  • Please send the link to your post to louloufrance (at) gmail (dot) com with the words Fête du Fromage in the subject line
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Amanda said...

I love the enthusiasm you have for cheese. I am taking notes.

Belizaire said...

My goodness, that looks wonderful! Makes my mouth water.

Barbara said...

OMG how incredible does that look. It looks very similar to a French cheese I once bought when we lived in NZ. It was so expensive they couldn't sell it and never imported it again. I bought a sliver which we had with strawberries and champagne for Christmas Day breakfast.

Jane said...

I'm off to the local cheese guru this morning to see if they have anything like this. I think this is my dinner tonight with a glass of wine.

Jennifer said...

Thanks. I appreciate all of your nice comments.

It was wonderful! There's still a tiny bit left but I doubt it will still be there tomorrow.

That sounds like an amazing Christmas day breakfast! You've inspired me.

What did you end up buying? Something wonderful, I hope!