November 18, 2011

La Fête du Fromage - La Clochette


The cheeses that I discover for my French cheese tasting project, now in its fourth year, never cease to amaze me. There seems to be an endless array of alluring shapes and sizes to delight the consumer, and my most recent find is definitely proof of that.

Voilà La Clochette - "the little bell."


If I had to describe this charming fromage de chèvre in one word it would be feminine. Everything about her it is ladylike, from its curvy shape to its snowy white pâte to its velvety soft texture.
It even comes wrapped in a label reminiscent of the sash that a beauty pageant contestant would wear.

La Clochette's flavor is a wonderful mélange of mellow cream, salt, sweet grasses and a hint of that distinctive chèvre flavor. It has a rich, dense mouthfeel and a flavor that lingers and lingers. Delicious!
It is produced in the Poitou-Charentes region, aged for 2-4 weeks and should be enjoyed before it turns 45 days old.

This cheese is perfect when paired with a light red wine from or a Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley.

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French Girl in Seattle said...

J'adore la Clochette-- jolie et délicieuse, apparently. Thanks for another discovery! Hope packing is going smoothly for you. Someone must have decided we had to move too and broke into our house on Monday. They took a lot of personal stuff. I will be writing a story about it for Monday's post. Had to get it out of my system! Bon weekend! -- Veronique

Salina Lyn said...

Oh that looks and sounds heavenly. I want some! :)

Murissa said...

Looks and sounds delicious!
I hope to indulge with a cheese plate this weekend and a winery as the snow falls here in BC, Canada.

The Wanderfull Traveler

Jennifer said...

So sorry to hear that your house was broken in to! What a horrible thing!
Take care...

It was heavenly. Truly!

Enjoy your beautiful, snowy weekend in BC. With lots of cheese and wine, of course!

Anonymous said...

Sounds lovely. Maybe we can find you some new cheeses this weekend!

Dvora said...

Oh my goodness how this post has made me hungry.
You're moving! And I didn't get a chance to meet you. (Hopefully I told you I had not made the trip to Avignon after all. Bad weather). Good luck on your move.

devis said...

This looks out of this world. I love cheese and I am thinking on jumping through my computer screen to get it.

Jennifer said...

I came home from Paris with a new one. Didn't really take the time to look too much.
LOVED the Selles-sur-Cher that we bought too!

I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you as well. Hope you get to Avignon soon! Good luck with your move to France.

It was delicious!