Fromager d'Affinois hails from France’s southern Rhône-Alpes region and is similar to brie in appearance and flavor. Unlike brie, however, this double-cream soft cheese is made using a special production process called “ultrafiltration.” Ultrafiltration breaks down the fat molecules and removes water from the pasteurized cow’s milk. This concentrates all of the other components allowing for a rapid acceleration of the cheesemaking process, a more luscious texture and a higher protein and calcium content.
Fromager d'Affinois is rich and creamy with a relatively high fat content of 60% that positions it about halfway between traditional brie (about 45%) and triple-creams like Delice de Bourgogne (about 75%). Its bloomy white rind surrounds a seductively soft interior and its mild and buttery flavour features a hint of sweetness that is nicely accentuated by fresh fruit.
$70.95/kg (Portion size approximately 200g)