Cheese: Week Eight
Cheese Friday this week was simple but memorable. We went to our favorite fromagerie on Rue Montorgueil (I know, I know, predictable) and let the shop owner choose for us. We told him we wanted something fresh and creamy that we could slather on bread. He recommended: La Pyramide Cendrée Goat Cheese. I admit I was a little unnerved by the ash at first, but holy cow (goat?) it was good. Though I am no expert when it comes to discerning fresh cheese from not-so-fresh-cheese,La Pyramide Cendrée goat had a distinct, fresh flavor. It was really creamy, and so mild it reminded me of whipped cream or butter. We tried to figure out what we could compare it to since it lacked the usual tang of goat cheese. At one point Evan said it was like a high-end cream cheese. I'm not sure that does it justice, but we both agreed it would be great on bagels with salmon. We slathered it on more bread than should be consumed in one sitting, but it ended up doubling as dinner. I really hope I can find something similar back in the states.