Our cheeses – hand made and aged naturally
Aside from a wide range of French cheeses that we sell, we also have our own products; hand crafted and aged cheeses made with cow’s milk from the Vercors Plateaux farms.
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The Ripioupiou is a soft curd cheese, aged for at least one month. During the aging process, it is washed twice in a brine of water, white wine and salt. It can be compared to a Reblechon or a Saint Nectaire therefore one can savor it simply on bread, in a Tartiflette, or in any other culinary creations.
These small cheeses are sold plain, fresh, creamy, dried or covered in spices; they will surprise and wake up your taste buds. They can be eaten toasted, cooked in dishes, fresh and covered in spices. There are so many different ways to eat these; all you need is an imagination to appreciate these cheeses. Once the cheese is ready to be sold we can roll it in different spices such as: garlic and herbs, pepper, chili peppers, shallots, Italian spices, paprika, the list is endless.
The Vercors Tomme
This pressed curd cheese, with a grey rind, is aged on spruce tree boards. It can be eaten at different stages of aging, it really depends on the client. When it is young the taste is light and gets stronger as it ages.
...The Vercors Tommette
A small version of the Vercors Tomme, sold individually, about 400 grams.
The Tomme de Pays
This wheel weighs about 10kgs at the start but after at least 8 months of aging, will weigh only 5. Aged on spruce tree boards, rubbed and turned by hand twice a week for the first two months and then only once a week towards the end of the aging process at which point our little cheese mites appear to help the aging process. This cheese is rather dry in texture and will amaze all cheese connoisseurs.
Fresh cheese curd. This wonderful fresh product can be accompanied with a coulis (fruit sauce) or cream or both for dessert! It can also be mixed with garlic and herbs, salt and pepper to make dips for veggies, chips or bread.
First the milk is boiled, then fermentated, and cooked for 2 hours and presto! Delicious creamy yogurt. They are excellent plain but we also have flavored ones; fruits, caramel, vanilla, honey…