Still reeling from yesterday, I have decided to get a little mellow today and sample Chaumes- a pasteurized cow’s milk cheese from Périgord in France. Translated literally, “chaumes” is French for stubble. My Chaumes-thankfully does not contain stubble and instead resembles an orangey brie. It’s pale and rubbery, also a “washed rind” cheese, which means that the rind is perfectly edible-and yummy (let’s hope.)
Here goes…well, the first bite led directly to the second, and an “mmmm.” This is a delicious, mellow, yet flavourful cheese. The texture is more tensile than the brie texture I was expecting. It has a strong flavour of “yum” and not any hints of “rot” or “urine.”
It’s a little salty an a little sweet and a LOT great. I would spread this on baguette or crackers, or just eat some more. There’s something safe and comforting about this cheese. Perhaps if you had a kindly French grand-mere she would feed you Chaumes if you scraped your little French knee. Perhaps!
Yes, definately adding Chaumes to my cheese box. I rate this a 5 out of 5 for deliciousness, edibility and addictive