WHAT IS DELICE DE BOURGOGNE?
Delice is a triple creme French cheese made from pasteurized cow’s milk with fresh cream. It is a newcomer to the European cheese scene having been invented in 1975 from Fromagerie Lincet. A soft-ripened cheese, it has the same bloomy white fleurie (Penicilium Candidum) as brie. Unlike most brie which are double creme, this fromage is a triple creme. As a result, the higher fat content gives this fromage a more lush and decadent flavor.
WHERE IS DELICE DE BOURGOGNE MADE?
Burgundy is the old name for part of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of France. Located in the central eastern part of the country, the area is more famous for its’ red and white wines. Classic French recipes such as Coq au Vin came from here as well.
BURGUNDY’S FAVORITE SON’S DOG WAS MORE IMPRESSIVE THEN YOU KNOW?
Burgundy’s favorite son wasn’t just any man, he was an ANCHORMAN. Ron Burgundy was a 1970’s Channel 4 celebrity broadcaster in California. One day he discovered that his dog, Baxter, had raided his fridge. Legend has it that the conversation went like this “[talking to Baxter, his dog] Come again? You know I don’t speak Spanish. In English, please. What? You pooped in the refrigerator? And you ate the whole… wheel of cheese? How’d you do that? I’m not even mad, that’s amazing. ” Even more amazing was that the wheel of cheese might’ve been Delice de Bourgogne! Yet Baxter didn’t have a smudge on him.
WHAT CAN I PAIR WITH DELICE DE BOURGOGNE?
As with most triple creme cow’s milk cheeses, sparkling white wines, champagne or prosecco work well. Fresh figs or a sour cherry marmalade can be a beautiful topping when serving this cheese. For cheese plates stay away from other soft ripened or triple creme cheeses. Look more to play with milk type like with a sheepy Spanish Torta del Casar and an Italian goat’s milk gorgonzola.