|Country of Origin||France|
|Age||About 6 weeks|
|Weight and shape||350 g (12 oz), Round|
|Size||Diameter 10 cm (4 inches), Height 3 cm (1 inch)|
|Fat content||30 to 45%|
|Taste||Strong, herbal, fern-spring, mushroomy|
|Aroma||Cellar, herbal, earthy|
|Pairing||Fig jam, Red or white wines from the region|
|Texture||Crunchy rind; Smooth, dense, supple paste|
In the Corsican language, a filetta means ‘fern’ which reflects the roots and origin of this artisanal cheese. This unpasteurised sheep’s milk cheese is decorated with a fern leaf on top (hence the name).
A Filetta Tasting Notes
This cheese has a very unique taste that tingled with fern and the smell of cellar. Unfortunately, the aroma can be a bit too strong and the taste a tad too sharp for some people’s liking.
Nevertheless, it is worth a try given the unique taste of herbal, mushroom and hints of fern-spring which you cannot find anywhere else.
The grazing is quasi-wilderness, therefore, the cheese has a distinctive personality and has more natural flavor compared to many other cheeses.
How to Enjoy (PAIRING)
This cheese is perfect with fig jam which offset its trademark sharpness and it goes well with both red and white wine from the region such as Patrimonio, Ajaccio, and Vin de Corse.
Our favorite fig jam to go along with A Filetta:
Where to buy A Filetta:
- fromages – 330 g for €19.90
- La Petite Boutique – 200 g for S$34.30
More Cheeses from France:
- A Casinca
- Baguette Laonnaise
- Abbaye de Tamié
- Bleu de Termignon
- Abbaye Notre-Dame de Bellocca
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