Our Featured French Gourmet Cheese
This double cream French cheese from the Rhone-Alpes region of France is very similar to a Brie. Fromagerie Guilloteau is the maker of this gourmet cheese and they have 'invented' the use of ultrafiltration in cheese making, it is a process that facilitates an accelerated cheese maturation. A classic Brie takes about 8 weeks to make and Fromager d'Affinois is ready in 2 weeks.
Fromager d'Affinois has a white, bloomy rind and the but texture is soft, smooth with a tendency to become runny under the rind, but it is a little bit firmer in the center - you'll ave one cheese with two textures. The flavor is mild and subdued, with notes of salt and a slight hint of mushrooms. The addition of pepper adds an obvious degree of spiciness to the cheese.
We cut and wrap this cheese in wedges of 1 pound and 8 ounces. read more...
Browse our selection of imported French gourmet cheeses. Mention French Cheese and the mind immediately conjures up images of Brie, of Camembert, of the great blues, of the pungent aromas of the great stinky cheeses - surely every gourmet has their own image of French Cheese. France for years has set the quality bar for many of the smaller cheese makers all over the world who hope to at best, imitate the great French cheeses. The French protect a number of their cheeses by a Protected Designation of Origin (AOC in French), stringent designations of geographical origin for traditional specialties. Do treat yourself to our great French gourmet cheeses, and share your opinions with others in a product review.
France also has a large variety of raw milk cheeses, many of which are not available in the US due to USFDA regulations. Fortunately, some of the great French cheese makers do make their iconic cheeses in a pasteurized version; a viable alternative to those raw milk cheeses that we are unable to obtain in the US.