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Fromager d'Affinois

Producer
Fromagerie Guilloteau
Country
France
Region
Rhone-Alps
Size
10 ins diameter, 2 ins high
Weight
4.4 lbs
Website
Milk
Cow
Classification
Soft
Rennet
Animal
Rind
Mold Ripened

Located in the heart of the Pilat Regional Park in the Rhône-Alpes region of France, Fromager d'Affinois is produced by Fromagerie Guilloteau.

Fromagerie Guilloteau is renowned for having pioneered the use of ultrafiltration in cheesemaking, a process that allows for the concentration of certain milk components and therefore facilitates accelerated cheese maturation. Fromagerie Guilloteau produce a variety of cheeses using this method, perhaps the most famous of which is Fromager d'Affinois.

Sometimes compared to Brie, Fromager d'Affinois has a white, flossy rind but the interior paste is much more ivory in color. The texture is soft, smooth and yielding, with a tendency to become runny under the rind and remain quite a bit firmer in the center - thereby creating two textures in one.

Flavors are mild and subdued, with notes of salt and a slight hint of mushrooms.

A very accessible cheese, Fromager d'Affinois pairs well with many wines. However, it goes particularly well with champagne or sparkling wine, since the effervescence cuts the richness of the cheese and cleanses the palate.

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