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.
Our Featured French Gourmet Cheese
Petit Agour is a Basque sheep's milk cheese from Southwest of France and has been named twice Gold Medal Winner at the Paris Salon de L'Agriculture. The milk comes from sheep native to the Pyrenees Mountains, which is only collected seasonally.
It has a firm but buttery texture, and a flavor that is nutty and blossoming, full of the flavors of the pureness from these mountains. This particular Petit Agour is matured for at least 3 months to develop a complex flavor, and a harder texture. Petit Agour is also sweet, spicy and exuberant in flavor. You really must try this little gem.
Serve this French cheese cut in thin curls, or into wedges. You can shave into a salad or quiche for a great addition. Treat yourself and add a glass of pinot; you will understand its acclaim.
We hand-cut and wrap this cheese in 2 sizes: 12 ounces or an entire wheel of 1.5 pounds. read more...