July 6, 2011

La Fête du Fromage - Le Braîsot Charentais

Braîsot Charentais

At first bite, this demi-sec version of Le Braîsot Charentais tastes soft and mild. A minute later the flavor starts to intensify and you think, "ah...not so mellow after all."

Then suddenly, wham! Your taste buds are hit by the rich, intense flavors of this cheese. Le Braîsot Charentais is surprisingly strong.
And totally delicious.

Its aroma is strong too - that typical, earthy, barnyard fragrance that often accompanies a serious goat's cheese. It has a dense, chewy texture and its flavor has hints of citrus and spice and is very, very goaty.

Le Braîsot Charentais is a chève lovers dream.

Braîsot Charentais

It paired well with our local Minervois red, though next time I would like to try it with some white wine from the Loire.

We have the Fromagerie Jousseaume in the Poitou-Charentes to thank for this fabulous fromage de chèvre. Two more of their creations:  la Taupinière and Briquette de l'Angoumois.

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Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Just looked this up in my cheese encyclpedia and it is not there! It sounds delicious, will keep an eye out for it. Diane

lisa said...

I will have to check on this here in the States. It looks wonderful, and I DO love cheese!

helen tilston said...

Looks delicious. I want some with my breakfast this morning
Have a great day

Jamie said...

This is just the cheese for me. I'll look for it at my market.

Chez Loulou said...

You should be able to find it up there. If not, you can order it directly from their website. It's worth it!

Please let me know if you find it, or any of their cheeses. I'm sure others would love to know.
And if you do, enjoy!

It would have been very good with breakfast. :)
Have a great weekend!

You should be able to find it...look for their other cheese as well, la Taupinière, which I found in Paris.

Deborah said...

Now THAT is divine mold. Great photos, too.

Chez Loulou said...

"Divine mold" I love that! May I borrow it some time?