June 23, 2010

La Fête du Fromage - Chèvre Fermier


Behind the soft grey, unassuming exterior of this local Chèvre Fermier lurks a truly divine cheese - one that I couldn't help but fall in love with.  
It has a fine, velvety texture and a flavor that is both sweet and salty, with hints of herbs and earth that are balanced by a mild, milky freshness.  The best thing is that it is produced in the "neighborhood," about an hour's drive from our house, so I know I can easily get more when I need to.
Which I'm sure will be soon.

This is the second cheese that I've fallen for from La Razègue, a small goat farm near the gorgeous village of Roquebrun in the Haut Languedoc.  The other one is Le Razégou, a very fresh and oozing little morsel that melts in your mouth and practically slides off your plate if you let it sit for too long.
I'm not sure if they produce any other cheeses, but I can't wait to find out.  I think they have truly perfected the art of fromage de chèvre.

Not surprisingly it paired perfectly with some red wine from the co-op just down the road in Cessenon-sur-Orb.

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