Mont D’Or

Mont D’Or is a type of vacherin cheese and is ripened in the wooden cylindrical boxes you buy it in. There is some debate as to whether this soft, seasonal cheese comes from France or from Switzerland but one thing is for sure, this this cheese is both luxurious and delicious. Much milder and creamier…

Gorgonzola

Anyone who knows me well enough will tell you that I am a little bit obsessed with Gorgonzola. It’s my favourite blue cheese and the reason I love it so much is because it is so versatile. It is delicious on it’s own but these days I cannot get enough of it on a cracker…

Selles-sur-Cher

Selles-sur-Cher is made from unpasteurized goat’s milk. It’s interior is a brilliant white color and it has a blue/grey ash coated rind. The cheese normally measures around 8cm in diameter making it a great size for a cheeseboard. It melts in the mouth and has a sharp, slightly salty aftertaste pronounced by its rind. Its…

Saint Maure Touraine

Probably my favourite goat’s cheese, this semi-soft French cheese comes from from the Loire in middle France. Protected by AOC since 1990, the cheese is held together by a thin strand of rye straw which when young protects this delicate cheese during production. Dairies these days have to have their farm’s name or code laser…

Fourme D’Ambert

This fairly mild, blue veined cheese is produced in Auvergne and is one of France’s oldest traditional cheeses. Dating back to the Roman times, Fourme D’Ambert is produced with cows milk at an altitude of between 600 to 1,600 meters. .”Fourme” is the old French word for cheese from and it is derived from the…

Farm Produced Saint Nectaire

This cheese is made from unpasteurised raw cows milk and comes from the Auvergne region of France.  Commercially sold Saint Nectaire generally has a yellow/orange rind as it is much younger but the farm produced AOP version has a dark grey rind.  The farm produced Saint Nectaire was traditionally aged in old vine cellars where…

Saint Marcelin

This small, individual cheese comes from the Isère region of France. It is made from unpasteurised cow’s milk. It is often sold in little terracotta pots which serve to protect this delicate cheese. It has a very mild, salty flavour and is extremely creamy. Saint Marcelin is probably my favourite French Cheese. I absolutely love…

Roquefort

Roquefort is a cheese which is produced throughout the regions of Aveyron in southern France. It is made using ewe’s milk which comes specifically from the Lacaune breed of sheep. It was the first ever cheese to receive an AOC rating and to this day Roquefort is one of France’s most popular cheeses, known here…