Vermont Creamery's Bijou is a very small, 2-inch in diameter and 1 inch high, gourmet goat cheese. It is similar to a French Crottins de Chavignol, a small goat cheese from the village of Chavignol in France.
Bijou (French for jewel) is made with pasteurized goat's milk and has somewhat of an aroma, that becomes stronger by aging. The texture of this cheese is smooth and creamy, the flavor is goaty, sweet and will remind you of fresh flowers, citrus, hazelnuts and yeast.
Bijou is made a geotrichum-rinded cheese. Geotricum is a yeast and is in the air aroundus; when providing the right conditionsin which this yeast likes to grow, a cheese can develop a nice wrinkled rind, so characteristic of many French traditional cheeses.
Bijou can be kept for approximately 45 days. In its own wrapper the cheese will continue to age and the interior becomes soft and the flavor more robust.
Vermont Creamery's Bijou was awarded a many awards; a 1st Place at the American Cheese Society Competition in 2015 as one of the latest examples.
Bijou is packed in trays containing two 2 oz. cheeses.
Ingredients:pasteurized goat's milk, cultures, enzymes, salt.