Cheese Bites: Double & Triple Creams
It’s no secret: France is a nation of cheese-lovers. In one of the world’s most esteemed cheese-making cultures, French cheese makers produce hundreds of different types of fromage (cheese) each year. Try a few at the Co-op’s Specialty Cheese Island, where we offer many soft ripened and blue French cheeses, including double and triple cream bries.
d’Affinois Double Cream – regularly $17.99 per lb, now on sale for $9.99 per lb! A wedge of this delicate brie style cheese proves ooey and gooey. With a mild edible white rind, d’Affinois has a buttery, mellow flavor. Made in France’s southern Rhone-Alpes region from pasteurized cow’s milk. Serve warm on toast with raspberry jam, dried cranberries, fig spread, or fresh fruit slices. Pair it with a sweet, crisp sparkling pear cider such as Sonoma County’s organic Pitchfork Pear Cider, which has a hint of Madagascar vanilla — $9.49 per 4pk.
Delice de Bourgogne Triple Cream – ahh, the Delice is one of our most popular French cheeses. Regularly $15.99 per lb, now on sale for $11.99 per lb, the Delice is a close relative to butter. Crafted by artisan cheese makers in the Burgundy region of France, enjoy this rich, decadent brie with an elegant sparkling wine made in the traditional champenoise style, such as Washington State’s own Treveri Blanc Brut – now on sale for $14.99 per 750ml.