Five of the best: French cheeses
FT.com has compiled a list of five distinct French cheeses -- there's bound to be at least one that will tickle your tastebuds.
Although the finest Comté is unrivalled for its vivid fruitiness, so much of it is mundane that Beaufort is often a better Alpine bet. Magnificent in girth (a full 45kg cheese represents the day’s milk from a herd of 45 cows), Beaufort is densely close-textured, with high-pasture scents and a nourishing nuttiness. Young, pale Beaufort d’alpage, made from summer milks, maximises the flowery finesse.
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