French Gourmet Cheese

Our Featured French Gourmet Cheese
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Saint Nectaire is an ancient French gourmet cheese from the mountains of the Auvergne. This is a raw milk cheese in France and is brought into the USA made with pasteurized milk of mostly Salers cows. The cheese is made in round flat discs. It has a grayish rind with light yellow or reddish patches. The supple paste is pale gold in color and becomes almost runny as it matures and has a sweet and grassy aroma and this is repeated in the flavor which is creamy and only slightly farmyard like. The cheese is semi-soft to firm, though supple, with a moldy smell and a mild flavor. We cut and wrap this cheese in wedges of 8 ounces and 1 pound. 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.

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  • Brillat-Savarin is a decadent triple cream gourmet cheese; one of the richest cheeses. A taste to be savored when you are feeling truly ready to be pampered. Brillat-Savarin was created by Henri Androuet. He gave it the name of the famous 18th century French gastronome, Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, the author of the 'Physiologie du gout' (Physiology of Taste), published in 1826; 'Tell me what yo... read more
  • Explorateur, the aristocrat of triple-cream cheeses was invented in 1958 at the time the rocket Explorer was in the news. The French dairy which invented the cheese decided on a topical name and a picture of the rocket still appears on the wrapping. Explorateur was one of the first cheeses to be created after the triple-cream classification was defined as a cheese with a butterfat content of 75 pe... read more
  • Delice de Bourgogne is a French gourmet cheese and was the fruit of the imagination of the famous gastronome of the 18th century, Brillat Savarin. The cheese is made from pasteurized cow's milk with added fresh cream, resulting in a triple-cream cheese. Delice de Bourgogne has a thin, pungent mold rind; the center of this small cheese is thicker and more consistent than the outside layer and is co... read more
  • In 1872 Gabriel Coulet had the intention to start a wine cellar under his house when he found that the caves had natural ventilation which was great for aging cheese ... 'the rest is more history'. The Gabriel Coulet Roquefort is a multiple award winner and a great Roquefort. This white semi-soft cheese is elegantly garnished with green patches and it is a weeping cheese, producing a lot of moistu... read more
  • Raclette may be the world's most famous melting cheese, and it is made in the Savoie region of the Alps, in Switzerland and in France. Our French version is made of raw cow's milk and matured for at least 5 months in respect of the French cheese tradition. It is during this long ripening period that the flavor and excellent melting qualities develop. Raclette has a semi-soft interior dotted with s... read more
  • This French spreadable Gourmandise cheese has layers of small chopped pieces of walnut between extremely soft cheese. It is made with pasteurized cow's milk and is very popular, especially during holidays and parties. This cheese would also be a good addition in your salads or cakes. We cut and wrap this cheese per order in wedge of 1 pound and 8 ounces. ... read more
  • Gourmandise with Kirsch is a very soft and spreadable cheese that is imported from France. It is made with pasteurized cow's milk and is very popular, especially at parties and the Holidays. You will clearly taste the cherries that comes from the Kirsch that is added. Spread it on any type of cracker or toast or try it in some of your desserts. We cut and wrap this cheese per order in wedges of 1... read more
  • Comté A.O.C. is an ancient French gourmet cheese, also known as Gruyere de Comte; it is made in the Massif of the Jura, a region composed of medium range mountains situated in Franche-Comté, which lies between the Vosges and the Haute-Savoie. The Montbeliard cow is the only breed of cattle whose milk is authorized for making Comté. The cheese is hard, straw-colored, contains some medium-size holes... read more
  • Saint Andre is a triple cream French cheese made with cow's milk. This gourmet cheese has a bloomy white rind, that is as soft as velvet and the flavor wonderful, all creamy, all soft, all rich with a soft, buttery texture; an intense version of Brie. Extra heavy cream is added to the cheese during the production. A wheel of Saint Andre is smaller and higher than a traditional wheel of Brie. ... read more
  • Munster Gerome is produced in an area that not only makes very pungent cheeses, but also excellent spicy wines. Its production center is the pretty village of Munster, set amid pastures and vineyards. A young Munster cheese has a thin but firm pinkish-red rind with white paste. As it matures the rind turns to a darker russet color with a deep straw-colored interior. The paste is soft and supple wi... read more
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