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Cheese: Week Eight

Pyramides Cendre Goat Cheese 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.


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Lindsey – Get this:

I even ate the ash coating. It was like butter without it, goat cheese with it. Very strange.

I am branching out!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Lost In Cheeseland

Ok, trying to tell myself I can get past the ash coating. I can do it. I can do it. Especially if some kind of buttery-whipped-cream heaven is behind it.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Debbie B.

Look at that cheese!! I would definitely be taken back by the ash color! Good to know that its fabulous and worth trying otherwise I would just pass it up!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Zill.y

This is my absolute favorite ever!

I'll have to tell my sister to bring it, when she comes over from Switzerland… mmmmh

Thanks for your delicious insights during the last weeks, I really enjoyed it!

Best from Seattle, zill.y

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by RLG

Wow! That looks scary, but sounds delicious. I would definitely try it minus the ash. Fun. xoxo

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by avid chancer

that is some intense looking cheese. I am cheese wimp but your description of it sounds great. maybe some day I'll venture to try it.


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by daphne

I´ve just finished reading your blog from start to finish, and i must say I love it! I feel dreamy just reading your posts on Paris, Rue Montorgueil, Evan and the kids, cheeses and butter.
I´ll be visiting Paris late this year and can´t wait to set foot on those lonely and silent streets you´ve photographed. Thanks for your enthusiasm! Love,

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by {lovely little things}

Wow I've never seen anything like that!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Brigid *FrenchLogic

that is one beautiful cheese. kudos for eating the ash…that is akin to eating the tequila worm.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by sunday collector

Is it just me or can you see a face in that cheese? This post has made me hungry!

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