is made in the Northern Italian village of Bosia by 25 year old creamery Caseifocio dell’Alta Langa, one of the pre-eminent Italian cheese exporters to the United States. This young, soft goats milk cheese with a delicate bloomy rind, silky smooth creamline, and cake-y core smells of creme fraiche and mushrooms and feels like silk on the tongue.
Origin: Piedmont, Italy
Milk: Pasteurized Goat Rennet Type: Animal Age: 3-5 weeks
Look: Thin, wrinkly, bloomy white rind, ivory paste
Feel: Semi-soft, bloomy rind, silky smooth creamline, cake-y core
Smell: Creme fraiche and mushrooms
Taste: Goaty tang with hints of sweet straw and bread
Pairs well with: Prosecco, Moscato d’Asti, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, or a sweet, dark beer like a double boc.
Tastes good with: Once it’s brought to room temperature it will spread on crackers or bread like whipped butter. Brunet is also a perfect cheese for a warm goat cheese salad, also known as a salade au chevre chaud.
Recipe: Salade de chevre chaud au miel