Friday, February 22, 2008

Cheese Tasting 4: Clochette

This is my favorite cheese thus far. Clochette is a French goat's milk cheese with a very interesting 'brain texture' like rind. I bought it shaped like a bell. It's incredibly creamy, but has a distinct moldy yet smooth flavor. It pairs well with chocolate, crackers, wine, fruit. But, I mainly ate it alone.

Today I came across a great site for Cheese lovers: It has an interested section "Cheeses of the World" which lists countries and the cheeses they created.

1 comment:

La Chounie said...

Are you aware of the cheese's Catholic heritage, According to wiki...La Clochette ("The Little Bell") was a small spiritual magazine published in France in the early 20th Century. It is especially known for having published in 1912 the now-famous Prayer of Saint Francis, a Christian prayer for Peace. A variation of this prayer is used today in the Alcoholic Anonymous 12-step program. I think goats milk cheeses pairs well with Sauvignon Blanc, a nice NZ Savvy or a a white from the Loire!

So the cheese is from the Poitou region of France which according to wiki is beleived to be the region of origin of the Arcadian and Cajun poulations of North America, (New Brunswick and Louisiana). I wonder if there are versions of this cheese surviving in these parts of North America?