One of Life's Simple Pleasures: Lille' Coulommiers
Sometimes a cheese arrives on the scene that doesn't make superlative appeals, but instead basks quietly, calmly, in its own simple goodness. Lille' Coulommiers is just that cheese.
Lille' Coulommiers is special in its forthrightness. It doesn't conjure a show of smoke and mirrors, nor does it tempt you with one flavor just to bait and switch with another. To be sure, I'm a big fan of all these qualities in a cheese; some of my favorite dairies produce mysterious cheeses with flavor profiles that you have to work at discerning. Vermont Farmstead has, however, produced a lovely little exercise in stepping back and being true to yourself (from the cheese's point of view, anyways).