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.