April 16, 2011

La Fête du Fromage - Le Trois-Cornes d'Aunis

Trois Cornes d'Aunis

Le Trois-Cornes d'Aunis is incroyable!

Imagine a soft, velvety triangle of whipped cream textured unpasteurized fromage de brebis. Its flavor is a perfectly balanced mix of fresh milk, rich meatiness, fragrant meadows and a  bit of salt. Wrap it all up in a thin, slightly tangy tasting rind and you've got yourself one heck of a delicious cheese.

Need I say more?

Trois Cornes d'Aunis

Enjoy with a dry, fruity white wine or a fruity red.

Aunis:  ancient province of western France, corresponding to the northern part of the modern département of Charente-Maritime with the southern part of Deux-Sèvres. Subjected, from the 10th century on, to the counts of Poitiers, Aunis shared the political fortunes of neighbouring Poitou. In the pre-Revolutionary period it constituted, together with the islands of Ré and Oléron, a military gouvernement with headquarters at La Rochelle. (from the Encyclopedia Britannica)

Related cheese:
La Tricorne de Marans 
Trycorne du Berry

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Alison said...

I have never heard of this, and I used to live in the Aunis, as you know!

Susan @ SGCC said...

Wow! A picture paints a thousand words - all of them delicious!

Jennifer said...

Next time you're there you should look for it. Very creamy, rich and delicious!


Anonymous said...

I'm sold!

Jennifer said...

You would love this one.
I hope you can find some because I would love to hear what you think.