Fleur du Maquis
Fleur Du Maquis, meaning “flower of the maquis”, is a Corsican cheese made from the milk of the Lacaune ewes. During the making process, Fleur du Maquis cheese is covered with aromatic coating of rosemary, fennel seeds, juniper berries and the occasional bird’s eye chili. It has a sour, citrusy taste and feels a bit mild in the mouth. With age, the cheese is dotted with blue-grey molds as the pate absorbs the herbal flavours of the rind. The strong characteristic flavours of the cheese are balanced by the delicate herbs.
Comparable Cheese: Piacere, Saveur du Maquis
- Rind: Herbs
- Vegetarian: No
- Type: Semi-soft
- Pairing: Tempernillo, Riesling