It's not an easy task putting together a selection of French cheeses that we think will appeal to most people but we think we've finally got there. There are so many great tasting cheeses in France that we had to have several tasting sessions, comparing cheeses, seeing what ones were most versatile, accessible, and of course, delicious. We narrowed it down to 4 and here they are:
Roquefort Carles - One of France's oldest cheeses and this is a stunning example of a hand-made, artisan Roquefort. Strong, sharp flavours and a creamy texture, it's hard to beat a blue cheese of this quality.
Langres - It's no secret that this is one of our favourite cheeses. With its wrinkly orange rind, fudgey texture and strong, but not overpowering flavours, Langres is a belter of a cheese. If you feel like pouring a little champagne in the dimple on top then go for it. You wouldn't be the first, or the last we suspect.
Petit Munster - Munster is a delicious, but pungent washed-rind cheese from Eastern France. We chose the 'petit' version for this box as it can be quite a mouthful so we thought a little amount would be easier and safer. It has to be tried though as the flavour isn't as strong as the aroma.
Chabichou - Many French goats cheeses can only be produced in specific regions and Chabichou is one of those. Only made in the Poitou, Berry and Perigord regions, it has a goaty flavour but is also slightly salty and sweet.
So there you have it. We hope you enjoy this box and savour the range of flavours within.