Fromager d'Affinois® (“fro-mah-ZHAY dah-fee-NWAH”) hails from France’s southern Rhône-Alpes region and is similar to brie in appearance and flavor. Unlike brie, however, this double-cream soft cheese is made using a special production process called “ultrafiltration.” Ultrafiltration breaks down the fat molecules and removes water from the pasteurized cow’s milk. This concentrates all of the other components allowing for a rapid acceleration of the cheesemaking process, a more luscious texture and a higher protein and calcium content.
Fromager d'Affinois® is rich and creamy with a relatively high fat content of 60% that positions it about halfway between traditional brie (about 45%) and triple-creams like Saint André® (about 75%). Its bloomy white rind surrounds a seductively soft interior and its mild and buttery
flavor features a hint of sweetness that is nicely accentuated by fresh fruit.
- This cheese’s purity shines when paired with fresh fruits
- Layer with walnuts, fig spreads or sun-dried tomatoes
- Bake en croûte and top with dried cranberries for elegant appetizer
- Pinot Noir
- Silver Medal: 2016 Concours Général Agricole
Available in these Sizes
Fromagerie Guilloteau™ Fromager d'Affinois® Wedge | 7-9 oz. (random weight)
Fromagerie Guilloteau™ Fromager d'Affinois® Wheel | 4.4 lb.