Monday, December 9, 2013

Artisanal Cheese Club, Months 9 and 10


Le Bourgogne-- This was a triple-creme cheese from France.  It was very, very salty.  Aside from that, it didn't have much flavor at all.  I can't find it on the Artisanal site anymore.

Manchego--   This is a very nice Spanish sheep's milk cheese.  One night when we were having fajitas, we didn't have any Monterey Jack, so we ended up grating this to put on top!  It was really good, if much more expensive than our normal Mexican-night fare.

Pecorino Toscano Stagionato-- This was a nice firm white cheese from Tuscany.

Roquefort-- This was my first time having Roquefort.  It's a blue cheese, except that it's actually green instead, so it has a slightly different flavor.  I can see why some people swear by this cheese, although some other kinds of blue cheese are actually more to my personal liking.


This month ended up being something of a year in review, as we've had three of the four selections before.  They were Zamorano, Raclette, and Gorgonzola Piccante.  You can find my reviews of them elsewhere on this blog.  The one new selection was Brillat Savarin. This was a triple-creme from France.  It tastes almost exactly like Le Bourgogne, except without the salt.  I love the puffy rind on it.  It's very fun to push on!