Monday, July 09, 2007

vin246: Boursault


It’s an industriel cheese, but not all things produced in a factory are bad, take iPods, Nikes, and Maybelline's Great Lash.

Named after its creator, Henri Boursault, this cow’s milk cheese is enriched with cream giving it the texture of homemade cake frosting. It spreads with ease, which is why it would do well sitting on a buffet table or at a cocktail party. Your guests could smother their crackers and chunks of baguettes in it (opposed to having to wrestle the serving knife from an oozing brie). The taste is buttery, a bit salty, with a hint of nut.

A red bordeaux is recommended with this one, we paired it with a cheap Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion which did the trick!

We purchased this cheese at Fromagerie Boursault, 71, avenue du Général Leclerc, 75014 Paris; Tel: 01 43 27 93 30. It's a beautiful shop with lots of cheeses on display and plenty of knowledgeable fromagers on hand to help you with your selections!

6 comments:

DestinationMetz said...

that cheese looks amazing! i can't wait to get back to tasting french cheese. as long as i can get a gym membership simultaneously though. yum, yum.

Anonymous said...

That looks sooooo good, do you think I can get it here in the states?Mom

ColourMeCrazy said...

It looks like a big ball of dough ;-)

Cooks on the Coast said...

I'm not even a big cheese fan, but your description had me wanting to try it!

Emily said...

I like a photo that makes my mouth water...

Gene said...

While you are at the store the next time, please try to find the name of the distributor for Boursault in the U S. I've been unsuccesful. I enjoyed the cheese while living in France.