Yes, the Jungle has cheese from the beautiful French Island of Corsica and you must try it! It’s name comes from a common flower that grows on the island. This cheese is a semi soft sheep’s milk that is covered in what are called "scrubland" herbs; a delightful and unique blend of rosemary, bird's eye chilis, juniper and fennel. The cheese is creamy, and even with all those herbs and spices its flavor is mild. 2 - 3 months is the perfect amount of time to let the seasonings soak into the cheese to develop its characteristic flavor. When it’s perfectly aged and at it’s peak earthy flavor, look for small spots of mold on the outside of the herb crust. Don’t worry about the mold, you’ll want to cut away the outside of the cheese anyway and enjoy what’s inside. On it’s own, it’s great, but this cheese surely pairs well with other wines from the island as well as Tempranillo, Albarino and Riesling. We hope you give it a try.
Discover Fleur Du Marquis in the sheep milk case in Fairfield and in the French Cheese case at Eastgate.
The Cheese Shop