Tasting notes on what might be the most luxurious cow's milk cheese on the planet.
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There's a good reason for soldiering right past a cheese's pungent smell: stinky cheeses are freaking delicious.
Le Jeune Autize, a goat's milk morbier, is a lovely, less-funky version of its cow's milk cousin.
There are other triple cream goat cheeses on the market, but Coach Farm's Triple Cream is one variety well worth begging your local cheesemonger to order. Like, right now.
If you're a fan of rich, plush cheeses, I have three words for you: Délice de Bourgogne. Produced in Burgundy, this fine French cheese has a handful of exciting flavors hiding beneath its bloomy rind: salty, sour, and tart, with an intoxicating sweetness that wraps the whole thing together.
Lille' Coulommiers is a delightful silky treat, one that both cheese newbies and more advanced lovers of the cream will enjoy. Artful simplicity and a whole lot of velvet.
This little goat cheese, a firm, oily variety that many might pass off as sheep's milk at first glance, is surprisingly un-goat-like. Firm like Pecorino, oily like Manchego, and buttery like Fontina, Naked Goat is an enigmatic treat.
Bonne Bouche is an intriguing goat cheese. It is so many things: creamy, rich, buttery, salty, mushroomy, peppery, sour, and nestled in a wooden crate.
St. Marcellin is a ridiculously creamy treat that comes in its own little ceramic pot. Pop it in the oven for a decadent experience—really, you need to try this cheese.
Metronome, from Andante Dairy in Petaluma, California, is a celebration of mixed-milk flavor in a traditional goat cheese shape.