In search of a new cheese to try myself, I was subtle but very attentive as to what he would choose. Suddenly, he became very excited and that’s where I lost him. He was so excited he was speaking much faster than I could comprehend. So, I faked my perusal of the cheese case to gain a few minutes. He pulled out this interesting looking package. The package read Délice de Bourgogne. Huuummm, interesting and a cheese I have never had the pleasure of sampling.I waited for them to move on with their shopping so I, too, could make an exciting cheese purchase. It was a soft-ripened, triple cream cheese much along the lines of a good Brie. I made my purchase and tallied home.
That evening, I made a charcuterie platter using the Délice de Bourgogne and paired it with marinated olives, artichoke hearts, smoked salmon, Sumo mandarin oranges and a sliced baguette. All I can say is C’est Magnifique!
The Délice de Bourgogne was creamy, fluffy and smooth like butter. At first taste, it was like a very light blue cheese, then a hint of mushroom, a slight smoky taste with a subtle sweet finish. Man, Oh, Man. I was in love!
Délice de Bourgogne is a French cow’s milk cheese from the Burgundy region of France. It was first created in 1975 by Jean Lincet at Fromagerie Lincet. It is a soft-ripened triple-cream cheese. The cheese is rich and creamy due to the cheese-making process where cream is added to the milk during the cheese process (see “Triple cream“).
- White & bloomy rind
- Homogeneous paste – from ivory to pale yellow color
- Aromas of mushrooms near the rind
- Fine and delicate texture – mild and slightly