Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cheese Pick - Le Puits d'Astier

Le Puits d'Astier just showed up at the Cheese Store of Silverlake. It's a French sheep milk cheese formed as a large wheel with a hole in the middle. The rind is a yellowish color. It's more subtle than you might expect from the look of it.

The cheese has a light, milky smell. The palate is surprisingly mild at first bite, but as you chew it, a sheepiness emerges and eventually coats the mouth in a warm and pleasing way, giving a light barnyard tone which ends at the petting zoo. Great stuff.

Check it out.

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