|Country of Origin||France|
|Milk||Raw semi-skimmed cow’s milk|
|Weight and shape||2 kg (4 lb 6 oz), Round|
|Fat content||15 to 25%|
|Size||Diameter 20 cm (8 inches); Height 4.5 cm (2 inches)|
|Taste||Sharp, distinctive, sweet|
|Pairing||Pasta, ratatouille, light wine, chilled beer|
|Texture||Supple, smooth, elastic|
Bergues is a farmstead cheese which was named after the town of its origination and is extremely popular in Northern France.
The cheese is being produced at Bergues in Flandres (near Dunkirk) that is only around 7.5 miles from the Belgian border.
Bergues Tasting Notes
During the affinage and aging process, it is often washed with brine and beer which gives the cheese its sharp and distinctive flavor and its smooth, supple and elastic texture.
How to Enjoy (PAIRING)
This cheese is an easy pairing. You can grade it over pasta/soup or grilled/baked with vegetable dishes such as Ratatouille.
For alcohol pairing, do NOT pair with strong full-bodied wine as it may overwhelm the taste. Instead go with light red wine, sweet dessert wine, or chilled beer.
For a quick healthy snack, you can pair Bergues with gluten-free rice crackers (see below for recommendation).
Our favorite gluten-free rice crackers to go along with Bergues:
- Case of twelve 3.5 Ounce packages (42 total ounces)
- Traditional Japanese snack food
- Great enjoyed on their own, or served with cheese or dips
- Gluten Free
- Product of Thailand
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