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Brebirousse D'Argental

$25.99/LB
An ooey-gooey wonder sure to please any crowd, with a creamy paste that threatens to run free of its annatto-tinged rind. Luscious and silky enough for brie-lovers, sheepy and full-flavored enough for the most adventurous palate, its bright orange rind refuses to be ignored, but its delicate sweetness balances the buttery intensity with aplomb. Made in Lyon, France, of pure pasteurized sheep milk—richer and creamier than cow’s milk—Brebirousse (literally: red sheep) is everything we could want in a cheese: savory, creamy, nutty and complex. Play up savory notes with thick slices of ham on crusty baguette, tease out the milky sweetness with dried apricots, or enhance the intensity with a dollop of earthy chestnut honey, alongside a glass of bubbly cava

Just the facts

Country France
Region Rhone-Alpes
Milk Type Sheep
Pasteurization Pasteurized
Rennet Type Animal
Age 1 month
Cheese Type Brie and Creamy
Pairing Recommendations

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