|Country of Origin||France|
|Age||1 to 2 weeks|
|Milk||Raw or pasteurized goat’s milk|
|Weight||80 g (3 oz)|
|Diameter||5 cm (2 inches)|
|Height||4 cm (1.5 inches)|
|Tasting||Floral notes, lemony tang, hint of thyme and wild herbs, clean taste|
|Pairing||Quince paste with/without wholewheat crackers|
|Beverage pairing||Côtes du Ventoux, Château Vignelaure|
|Texture||Soft, dense, smooth exterior, moist, melt in the mouth sensation|
Rove de Garrigues is a fresh cheese that is named after the Rove breed of goat that is native to the Mediterranean. Unfortunately, this breed is incredibly rare now.
Rove goats is infamous for producing very little milk each day – only about 2 litres compared with an average of 5 litres in other breeds.
Also read: The Amount of Milk Required to Make Cheese
However, Rove breed milk is incredible tense and pack with full of flavors which is ideal for making delicious, mouth-watering cheeses.
Rove de Garrigues Tasting Notes
Rove de Garrigues is a rindless, immaculate white ball with smooth exterior and a firm and melting texture.
On the palate, herbaceous and and floral notes dominate with a fresh lemony tang (due to producers adding a few drops of organic lemon oil, it has nothing to do with goats’ eating lemons) along with a hint of thyme and wild herbs.
How to Enjoy (PAIRING)
This fresh cheese goes well with a quince paste with wholewheat crackers. Locals also recommend a glass of red Côtes du Ventoux, Château Vignelaure or rosé wine in the region to wash down.
When the cheese is matured, pair with dry white wine or white beer instead for a delightful combo.
Our favorite Non-GMO multigrain flax seed crackers:
- Nutty flavor of flaxseed combined with savory seasonings
- Delicious topped with fresh veggies, herb dips or cheese
- Made simply and deliciously with wheat flour, brown flax seed, millet, barley, rye and oats
- No high fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oils
- No artificial preservatives, flavors or colors
More Cheeses from France:
- Brousse du Rove
- Bleu des Causses
- Bleu du Vercors-Sassenage
- Bleu de Chèvre
- Baguette Laonnaise
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