The last time we did a cheese tasting we decided that our next one would be a French cheese tasting only. The three that we chose are all from the Basque region in France, but so deliciously different that we fell in love with them all (of course what cheese isn’t amazing!?). Ludmilla and I each had our favorites and here is what we thought about these great French cheeses….
Bleu des Basques has a natural beige-coloured rind and cream-coloured paste. It is semi-creamy cheese made from sheep’s milk, slightly crumbly, milder and less salty than other blue cheeses. It’s perfect for people that are learning to eat strong and funky cheeses.
Prefere De Fromi hands down to this cheese!! It reminds us of a Reblochon (which cannot be imported into the USA because of the raw milk legislation). Prefere De Fromi is soft, delicate and creamy with a favorable flavor of earth.
Ossau Iraty Vielle rumors indicate that this cheese is one of the first cheeses ever produced in France. Ossau-Iraty is a traditional, unpasteurized sheep’s milk, semi-soft cheese and perfect paired with any fruity red wine.
Beijos e Tchau!!
Ludmilla and Marilyn Chudda