'Bijou' means jewel in French, and this one is surely a gem. Made in Vermont, this cheese is modeled after the classic French style of goat cheese called 'Crottin'.
Crottins are enjoyed at various stages and ages. When fresh they're mild and milky – a great snack. Next they develop a light rind and more complexity. Eventually they'll dry out and become hard and vaguely sharp – at which point the French grate them over salads and pasta.
Bijou's flavor is like yeasty bread and butter plus notes of lemon and cream.
Each package includes two 'buttons. One for now, one for later. Or both for now.
Try warm on a baguette, and pair with fruit, nuts, chocolate, cured meats, bubbles, white wine, floral cocktails and more.