French Gourmet Cheese

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
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Chaource A.O.C. is a soft gourmet cheese from the Champagne region is named for its home town. It is richly delicious at all stages of its development, and goes very well with the famous wine from the same region. Chaource comes in flat drum shapes with an edible white rind which may be mottled with red patches. In the young gourmet cheese the paste is light yellow in color with a chalky texture. As it ripens it becomes very runny around the edges and through to the center. The maturation time is 2 months. The flavor of the young cheese is rich and mild, maturing to rich and nutty. read more...
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  • 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 hand-cut and wrap this cheese per order in wedge of 1 pound and 8 ounces. ... read more
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gabriel Coulet, back in 1872 set out to start a wine cellar in the caves underneath his house, in his quest he learned that the caves offered a natural ventilation which was ideal for aging cheese ... and so it began. For the production of this French gourmet cheese, the AOC regulations require the use of whole, raw sheep's milk coming from within the Roquefort region, and from the ewe's of the La... 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
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