Lincet`s venerable Delice de Bourgogne has a thick, creamy paste with all of the salt-balanced buttercream of its classic Burgundian forebears. Mild and delicious, a real crowd-pleaser.
With a natural rind that resembles a cantaloupe and a paste the color of a pumpkin, aged Mimolette is made using the same production methods as Dutch Edam. Its flavor is fruity yet subtle, and improves with age. The taste is slightly salty with notes of butterscotch and an aroma of hazelnut, with a brittle texture that resembles that of a very aged Gouda.
Similar to its cousin, Morbier, Montboissié is semi-soft cheese with a mild, but yeasty flavor. Formerly ash, this cheese is characterized by a line of red wine lees running through its middle, which is gorgeous on a cheese plate.
Port Salut is a creamy, mellow semi-soft cow’s milk cheese with a bright orange rind and a mild, sweet flavor. Originally created by Trappist monks in Western France during the French Revolution, the cheese was a means of survival. When they returned to France, they continued to make their new style of cheese. Unlike many other French cheeses, Port Salut is rather mild and sweet in flavor. Its light yellow paste is smooth and velvety with a touch of tanginess. Port Salut may be served at room temperature as a table cheese, but it also melts well for cooking.
Bucheron has an ivory-colored paste surrounded by a bloomy white rind. It is chalky and dense on the interior, and has a thin layer of creamy cheese just below the rind. The flavor is mildly goaty when it is young, and develops a sharper and more goaty flavor as it ages. Bucheron means “logger” in French.
Sharp flavorful blue cheese. A good starting block for many a cheese counter. A good introduction to the more flavorful blue cheeses.