|Country of Origin||France|
|Classification||Fresh cheese, aged, semi-soft|
|Milk||Pasterurized Lacaune sheep’s milk|
|Rind||Full-flavored, mold ripen, natural|
|Diameter||12 cm (5 inches)|
|Height||4.5 cm (2 inches)|
|Weight||750 g (1 lb 10 oz)|
|Shape||Round, square (occasionally)|
|Fat content||15% to 45%|
|Seaonality||Spring, summer, fall|
|Aroma||Herbaceous (due to its coating of herbs and occasional chillies), musty, nutty|
|Tasting||Delicate, almost-mentholated aromatic notes, honeyed, peppery, tangy|
|Pairing||Serve alone due to it being a full-flavored cheese|
|Beverage pairing||Local red wine (Cap Corse), Albarino, Riesling, Tempranillo|
|Texture||Melting, mellow, tender, creamy, firm, moist|
|Color||Blue-grey dotted molds (exterior), white (interior)|
Fleur du Maquis is a special, unusual artisan cheese that is covered with herbs and chillies and is called the ‘flower of the maquis’ – maquis being the Corsican landscape.
This cheese is also commonly known as:
- Saveurs du Maquis
- Brin d’amour (sprigs of love)
Fleur du Maquis Aroma
Fleur du Maquis is a fresh cheese that emanates the aromas of the marquis (Corsican field/landscape) due to its coating of the local herbs (thyme, oregano, and marjoram), juniper berries, and red chilli peppers.
Fleur du Maquis Tasting Notes
The combination of herbs and spicy chillies does not overwhelm the flavor, thanks to the proportions being cleverly thought out; the cheese itself is quite tender, and the overall taste is rather honeyed.
It is almost-mentholated aromatic notes and explode into a melting and mellow texture on the palate.
How to Enjoy (PAIRING)
Because Fleur du Maquis is a full-flavored cheese, we recommend to serve this cheese alone a light appetizer or at the end of a meal.
If you have to pair with something, go with light plain cracker or green mixed leaf salad.
For wine pairing, this cheese matches perfectly with local red like Cap Crose. Locals also recommend pairing with Albarino, Riesling and Tempranillo.
Our favorite plain cracker:
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Buy Fleur du Maquis online:
- Setiteboutique-sg.com – S$24.20 per 300 g
- Caputos.com – US$14.99 per 1/2 lb (8 oz)
- Cambridgecheese.com – £8.05 per 175 g
- Laboiteafromages.com.au – AUD$19.00 per 160 g
More Cheeses from France:
- Rove de Garrigues
- Brousse du Rove
- Bleu des Causses
- Bleu du Vercors-Sassenage
- Bleu de Chèvre
- Baguette Laonnaise
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