Fromager des Clarines 250g – Jean Perrin
Fromager des Clarines is the classic bake-in-the-box cheese. The mixed rind (both white mould and washed rind) on this cheese gives it a complex flavour, silky texture and overall lusciousness that makes it the perfect cheese for sharing. It is at its best when the orange rind develops a ‘ripple’ and the interior breaks down to a rich, flowing texture that oozes from the centre of the cheese. While it can be enjoyed at room temperature with fresh, crusty bread, it really comes into its own when baked in the oven – try piercing it with a few small garlic cloves, add a sprig of thyme and a splash of dry white wine, and bake in a hot oven for 15 minutes. Serve with cured meats and cornichons for a simple fondue – recipe here.
A little history
Fromager des Clarines is made high in the mountains of the Franche-Comté region near the village of Cléron by the Perrin family, who also make other well-known mountain cheeses such as Morbier and Raclette.
Goes well with:
White wines of the Jura region or Chardonnay
L’Edel de Cléron, Le Duc Vacherin
- Cheese Type: Washed Rind White Mould
- Country: France
- Milk Type: Cow
- Pasteurisation: Pasteurised
- Rennet Type: Animal Based
- Classification: Artisan