|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)
Our favorite fig jam to go along with A Filetta:
Where to buy A Filetta:
More Cheeses from France:
- A Casinca
- Baguette Laonnaise
- Abbaye de Tamié
- Bleu de Termignon
- Abbaye Notre-Dame de Bellocca
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