Fromage d’Affinois: A Quiet Cheese

June 23, 2010


Fromage d'Affinois

Fromage d’Affinois  is a double cream cheese from France of pasteurized cow’s milk.  The interior of the cheese is creamy white and soft to runny.  Its rind is raked white with a yellowish cast.

Fromage d’Affinois has a creamy, moist interior and smooth texture.  It is easy to spread, rind included.  Jacob likened its texture to American cream cheese.  It reminded me of French brie.

Fromage d’Affinois’s flavor is more delicate than French brie.  Both Ben and Jacob said that this cheese had an initial sour taste, but ended sweetly.  The rind adds a slight sourness to the cheese but it lacks the nasally bite of French brie’s distinctive rind.

We all liked this cheese and both boys would be happy to see this on our plates again. One side note: our sample began to loose shape during our meal, so this is not a good cheese to leave out of refrigeration for more than 45-60 minutes (photo shown was taken at 30 minutes out of refrigerator on a cool day).

Fromage d’Affinois is a nice cheese and would be great at the end of a meal.  It is a quiet cheese–unassuming and easy to enjoy.  Given its runny nature when at room temperature too long, this is not a picnic cheese and may look sloppy on a party plate.


One Response to “Fromage d’Affinois: A Quiet Cheese”

  1. […] 第四日,一大早起来去了Gab家,Jenny刚败了辆Audi TT,nnd不得不承认啊,这车真的太帅了。五个人纠集在一起向Yarra Valley前进。让人欣慰的是,虽然那天雨下的很大,天气很冷很冷,我们逛了两个winery之后,在酒厂的cheese shop居然找到了我最喜欢的cheese的味道d’Affinois,哇哇哇,感动。第二天就被我消灭干净了。。。下面看图,没时间说话了。 […]

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