It's safe to say that if you want to try a Triple Cream cheese [fromage triple-crème], you're going to have to abandon your diet for the day! Weighing in with a whopping 75% butter fat content, this creamy and rich treat is sure to delight your taste buds. Well, it does mine, anyway! The Cook's Thesaurus calls these cheeses "the gelatos of the cheese world."
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Some examples of triple cream [triple-crème] are:
- Brillat Savarin
- Castello Blue
- Délice de Bourgogne
Two of MY favorite triple cream cheeses, I had the pleasure of trying at a cheese tasting class, were both from Cowgirl Creamery in California - the Mt Tam and Red Hawk. Beware, novice cheese tasters, the Red Hawk would be considered a "stinky cheese" so proceed with caution. However, it was one of my first "stinky cheese" tastings that actually turned me ON to want to try more of it's kind! Hopefully, you'll discover the same.
|Mt Tam by Cowgirl Creamery|
|Red Hawk by Cowgirl Creamery|
Want to learn more about triple cream [triple-crème] cheese?
- Check out this article "What Exactly Are Double and Triple-Crème Cheeses?" by Mary at Formaggio Kitchen's Cheese Blog
- and this one by Sam Gugino "Triple Cream Cheeses: Triple Play"
...and that concludes our second installment of McKinney Mommas celebrating "National Grilled Cheese Month" by posting educational and (hopefully) fun information about CHEESE all month long! Stay tuned for cheese related reviews and giveaways posted here at McKinney Mommas during the entire month of April 2012!