October 29, 2012

This Cheese Doesn't Suck: Lou Bergier

I adore Lou Bergier this time of year.  Aged for 60 days it has still been made of good Summer/early Autumn milk.  The cows still have ample time to graze on lush Italian grass and late season flowers.  This cheese smacks of clarified butter, clean animal, and damp loam.

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    It's texture is pudgy and vaguely sticky.  Lately I've just dug in with fingers and thumb, setting aside any crackers laying about.  It's much more satisfying being a barbarian.
Pair with a dry Riesling or pumpkin-ginger butter to dress it up seasonal like.