March 24, 2011

La Fête du Fromage - Le Coup de Corne

Coup de Cornes

In my humble opinion, any French cheese producer who has the imagination and whimsy to make a cheese in the unusual shape of a long triangle with a hole punched into one end deserves our attention. Especially when said cheese tastes like a dream.

Le Coup de Corne reminds me of a soft, velvety smooth, light Camembert. Its flavor is sophisticated and full of yeast and mushrooms, and by the second bite both my husband and I decided that this has to be one of the best French cheeses that we've ever tasted.

Coup de Cornes

It is produced on a small farm in the Lauragais, La Ferme de Cabriole, who also make the distinctive looking and delicious goat cheese, Cathare.
Le Coup de Corne is their most recent creation, made from unpasteurized cow's milk. The farm is now producing quite a range of cheeses, and if these two are any indication of their passion and skill as cheesemakers, then I can't wait to try them all!

A glass of cold rosé or a light red would be a good wine match. Pin It
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