Friday, April 17, 2015

Fromager d'Affinois Cheese Review

By: Brandi O'Neil

I will take almost any opportunity to eat cheese so I jumped at the chance to sample three specialty cheeses made by Fromagerie Guilloteau. The cheeses are made in France and use cow's milk which give them a smooth and creamy texture, similar to brie. Known as a double-cream cheese, they yield a higher protein and calcium content.

My family's favorite of the bunch was the blue cheese which we enjoyed on both burgers and crumbled into salads. With a pungent scent, the blue cheese is robust and full flavored. I think the best use for this cheese would be in dressing form. 

We also sampled the herb cheese which had a mild yet bold smell, with a pleasant herbaceous taste. It paired best with a glass of wine and crostini/crackers. 

Finally, the pepper cheese which I was hoping would have a kick, was surprisingly tame and mellow with a mild black pepper taste. Stuffed into mini sweet peppers, sprinkled with bread crumbs and baked in the oven at 350* for 20 minutes, it made a good looking appetizer. Even though it lacked the kick I was hoping for it was still delicious and creamy. The best way to enjoy this cheese would be on a cracker, dressed up with a thin slice of pear. 

Overall the various cheeses are of great quality and can be eaten as a quick protein filled snack or at a cocktail party paired with a glass of wine.


  1. Nothing is better than sampling good cheese with a nice glass (or two) of wine. Thanks for the review of these cheeses. They sound very tasty.
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

  2. This is a dream assignment...I love cheese! I haven't tried this brand before.

  3. I am an absolutely cheese nut and can imagine who enjoyable this tasting must have been, particularly with a good glass of wine in hand.

  4. mmm a dressing would be perfect for these!

  5. Best. Job. Ever! I'd love to dive into that black pepper cheese. Or any cheese, really.

  6. Cheeeeeeeese! I can easily and happily eat cheese for dinner. This looks so good!