Today’s cheese was a fairly easy one to deal with, and Timo was the first to give it high praise! It was, after all, his favourite type of cheese… goat cheese, albeit a little spiced up.
(Wondering ‘Why the daily cheese posts?’… read this 🙂 )
On one hand, there’s really not a whole lot to say about this cheese. Where I generally like to give you a bit of history lesson, a geography less, or some interesting tidbits about the various cheeses, this one is relatively generic.
But I get ahead of myself….
Day #15: Chèvre
- Name: Chèvre Frais Arômatisé
There’s nothing particularly specific to tell you about the name other than it’s most straightforward meaning: Fresh, Seasoned Goat (cheese).
- Region: Isère is a somewhat mountainous French department just below Savoie (where Day 12’s l’Estival was made).
- Milk: Raw Goat’s milk
- Our Score: 4.5/5
Goat cheese (at least from our experience) is generally a very reliably mild cheese, with flavour variances mainly coming from whatever is combined with it (in Canada, we loved Boursin goat cheese, augmented with cranberry & pepper). There wasn’t any detail on what this chèvre was covered in but going by taste, there was definitely a bit of garlic and fine herbs. We tried it on its own as well as on crackers; both were a hit.
So… goat cheese. Reliably mild and delish, an easy pleaser!
Cheese quote of the day
Today’s quote comes from a garbled remix of a 1980’s song by the Eurythmics…
“Sweet dreams are made of cheese,
who am I to Dis a Brie.”
Happy Cheesy Christmas….
See you tomorrow for cheese #16