Archive for the 'aromatic' Category

Cider washed cheese on a cold winter’s night

January 17, 2013

I strongly believe that great cheeses can be found anywhere; your favourite farmers’ market, specialty shop, grocery store or even at the train station. The Mini Tomme du Manoir is a cider washed cheese I picked up at the Montreal train station, and turned out to be a lovely treat. Keep an open mind, and your eyes peeled, and your taste buds will be rewarded!

Epoisses de Bourgogne – a true treat of divine inspiration

December 19, 2012

The ultimate in washed rind beauties, this full flavoured cheese that is quite aromatically gifted is a treat any day. It’s the perfect cheese to celebrate with or to enjoy on a random Wednesday. First developed by monks around the 16th century, nearly lost forever after WW1&2, revived in the mid-50’s, and became AOC protected in 1991.   Fun trivia bit: this cheese is rumoured to have been illegal to bring on public transportation based on it’s aromatic strength.  Runny, supple texture, hearty beefy, briny, savoury flavours, this is a true treat of divine inspiration.epoisses

Reypenaer: a sophisticated taste to savour

August 24, 2012

I am a lucky gal indeed, as a dear, thoughtful coworker brought me back a surprise cheese treat from her vacation. High on flavour with a divine texture to write home about, I will be savouring this treasure, dreaming of a way to get to Holland to pick some more up! Reypenaer

le Brie Paysan is le Brie for me!

June 3, 2012

Enfin! A Canadian-made organic cow’s milk cheese that is easily holds its own with the best of French Bries. Produced by the award winning Fromagerie du Presbytère, le Brie Paysan, is full flavoured, silky bodied, fabulous cheese. This flavour packed bite with the most enchanting texture is worth picking up, and eating… right now!

Limburger: The Ultimate Guilty Pleasure

January 24, 2012

Coming home from the store, you may wonder who or what smells so rank, until you remember that you’re carrying home a brick of my guilty pleasure – Limburger cheese! It’s commonly known to be aromatically intense, but in this case, the bark is worse than the bite; the flavours are quite mild in comparison. Excellent in a sandwich with its beefy, savoury and yeasty qualities, and even better with beer, this cheese is favoured among many an elderly gentleman. Channel your inner little old man as I have, and fall in love with Limburger!

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