Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cheese Break: Gres des Vosges

Today's cheese break is for the lovely Gres des Vosges [gray day vozsh]. This wash rined, soft cow cheese comes from Alsace. It's got a good stink to it. I find the rind unpleasantly grainy, but the soft, creamy cheese inside has that perfect balance of straw, nuts and a bit of the stink, similar to a young Taleggio. It's a bit pricey, $12 at the Cheesestore of Silverlake for a wheel the size and shape of a small anchovy tin. Oh, and that thing on top is a little fern leaf.

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