Category Archives: French

St Agur

This is another local celebrity. A blue cheese even for people who don’t like blue cheese, St Agur is a Franciscan saint: for the people, from the people. And to be sure, the devotion and ballyhoo around her is close to religious.

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L’Explorateur

L’Explorateur is a Triple Cream French cheese with a little acidity that adds an almost-sour aftertaste to the cheese. It’s pretty amazing. It has a rocket ship on the label because the cheese was originally created in 1969, the year we landed on the moon, hence the name and rocket.

This is a review of l’Explorateur from Miguel at the Cheese Diaries:

November 05, 2003

Rocket Cheese!!!: L’Explorateur

So I tried really hard to find a french cheese to like. I found one that not only was a triple cream, but also had a rocket ship on the label! Wooooshhhhh.

I got a little dinky one. It looked like it didn’t have a rind to it at all (it was so soft) but it was defiantely bloomy. The big one they had at the store looked like a field of white grass was growing on it. Very cool. It’s a raw cow’s milk cheese.

Yes this one did have the sour taste i have come to expect from these french raw milk cheeses, but in this cheese it was finally toned down to the point that I found it enjoyable. Also this cheese has a hint of frosting to it. It tastes like a high quality frosting, and tastes a bit sweet. As all triple creams are, it is very creamy, and very spreadable. I ate it stright up though. I ate the rind too and it tasted the same as the cheese pretty much. But a little sourer. Over all I liked this cheese very much and I would put it on the short list of cheeses I would buy a second time.

-Miguel

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Brebirousse D’Argental

A ewe’s milk cheese from the Lyon region, France, the Brebirousse is a lovely soft and creamy aromatic cheese. It spreads wonderfully on a sliced baguette and pairs with both a crisp dry white and a sweet ice wine.

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