Monday, February 27, 2006

Brillat-Savarin

brillat-savarinLast night’s dinner featured some little dishes from the Han Kook market, an excellent 4 cheese pizza from the Cheeseboard Collective, and a unique type of orange. But, the star of our eclectic dinner was the cheese we had to conclude the meal: Brillat-Savarin.

Brillat-Savarin is a triple crème cheese from Normandy. I first had Brillat-Savarin at the Cheese Shop in Carmel and I am certain that it is the finest of the triple crème cheeses I have been privileged to try. Better than the Cowgirl Creamery Mt Tam, better than Explorateur and better even than Pierre Robert.

Created in the 1930s, Brillat-Savarin is named after French politician and gourmet Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin whose quote “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are” should be familiar to every Iron Chef fan. It is a very soft, ripened cheese with a creamy interior and a wonderfully rich, buttery flavor.

We enjoyed it with thinly sliced walnut bread and two types of honey from Joy’s extensive collection: a white truffle infused honey and a chestnut honey. Cheese and honey is a genius combination. Thanks to Joy and Mike for hosting!

Bonus link 1: a nice discussion of different types of oranges
Bonus link 2: watch
Lego Chef on iFilm

Han Kook Market: 1092 E El Camino Real # 1092, Sunnyvale, CA (408) 244-0871
Cheeseboard Collective: 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA (510) 549-3183
Cheese Sop: Carmel plaza, Carmel, CA (831) 625-2272

1 Comments:

At 10:42 AM, Blogger Emmanuel said...

Yummi!!!!

 

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