Our Featured Gourmet Soft Ripened 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 great selection of International Gourmet Soft-Ripened cheeses. Soft-ripened cheeses (also called surface-ripened or bloomy cheeses) are ripened from the outside in; they are soft and often runny at room temperature. The most common soft-ripened cheeses have a white, bloomy rind that is sometimes flecked with red or brown. The rind is edible and is produced by spraying the surface of the cheese with a special mold, called penicillium candidum, before the brief aging period. Soft-ripened cheeses can be made with raw or pasteurized milk, but the ones made with pasteurized milk cannot be imported into the US due to the USDA required 60 days maturation time. Cheeses in the soft-ripened category include brie, camembert styles, and the triple crèmes. Try them and let us know what you think by giving us your opinion in a product review.
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