French Gourmet Cheese

Our Featured French Gourmet Cheese
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P'tit Basque is a French sheep's milk cheese that has been around for only a little longer than 10 years; since 1997. P'tit Basque is sometimes compared to a Manchego, the great Spanish sheep cheese, but the similarities seem to limited to the rinds basket-weave markings. P'tit Basque, indeed a small cheese compared with its famous French cousin Ossau-Iraty, weighs approx. 1.5 pounds. This cheese is made with pasteurized sheep's milk, has a semi-soft, moist and pale interior. The cheese's aroma is that of brown butter and caramel. The flavor is creamy and sweet with some saltiness, much softer than the Manchego or the Ossau-Iraty. P'tit Basque can be enjoyed in the traditional way, cut into smaller pieces as a snack, an appetizer or an after-dinner dessert, but you you also try to use a cheese curler, cheese scraper or Girolle. This special tool is designed for a Tete de Moine, but the P'tit Basque is a great French alternative and will also create very thin curls when scraping the surface of the cheese. 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
  • 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
  • Epoisses is made in a small town in Burgundy, in France and is one of the great gourmet cheeses of France and of the world. Each gourmet cheese is covered in an edible reddish-brown coating, and underneath that coating is a creamy, soft, white interior with a daunting aroma that comes straight from the farm, often said it is a candidate for the top ten most pungent French cheeses. Epoisses is prod... read more
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