Friday, February 3, 2012

Delice de Bourgogne

This decadent triple-cream cheese is unapologetically rich, with a silky smooth, melt-in-your-mouth texture. Covered by a thin rind with a light coating of mould that will delight cheese lovers with its velvety, mellow taste, without the excessive salt that diminishes the enjoyment of some triple creams.

A tribute to small scale industrial French cheese-making, Delice de Bourgogne is made by Fromagerie Lincet, who also produces the beloved Brillat-Savarin. Delice de Bourgogne is a triple cream too, which means that the fat content in the dry matter - the cheese minus its water - is at least 75 percent. Made with whole cow's milk alone, a cheese typically measures about 45 percent fat, so to achieve the elevated richness, the producer has to add cream or creme fraiche. The tangy, sour cream-like tartness of Delice de Bourgogne is one clue that Lincet uses creme fraiche, France's famous cultured cream. That acidic note keeps this unctuous cheese from being cloying. Makes a dreamy breakfast, lunch or dessert - just add champagne!


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  2. Thank you Matteo for your compliment and correction. I made the change you mentioned, and appreciate your thoughtful response. You have a good day as well!