Brin d’Amour cheese is also known by its other name; Fleur de Maquis. Brin d’Amour meaning “a birth of love” is a Corsican cheese made from the milk of the Lacaune ewes. This semi-soft cheese has a creamy, firm and a moist textured pate, which is covered by a natural, flavoured rind. It takes between 2 weeks to 2-3 months for the cheese to fully ripen. It is decorated in herbs, chillies and juniper berries. When cured three months, this cheese becomes creamy and takes on the herbaceous flavours.
Comparable Cheese: Fluer du Maquis, Piacere
- Rind: Herbs
- Vegetarian: No
- Type: Semi-soft
- Pairing: Semillon, White Grenache