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Doux De Montagne is mysterious!  It’s a semi-soft cheese with a beautiful dark red, almost mahogany rind.  I like her rind.  That sounds rather dirty, doesn’t it?  🙂  But it’s a good solid rind, not one of those Am-I-supposed-to-eat-it-or-not-rinds.

Doux [You can call her Doux after you’ve gotten to know her.  But you might want to address her as Ms. De Montagne at first. :-)] has a very subtle smell, but when it’s in your mouth – it’s like a Charles Ives symphony of tastes.  It’s salty, tart, and very quietly, a subtle and creamy sweetness.  It’s a profound cheese.

The site http://iledefrancecheese.com/ has this to say about Doux De Montagne:

Ripened in the age-old tradition, Doux de Montagne ( Doo deh Mon-than-yeh) originates from the Monts du Velay region of France. Its name, word by word, means “soft” or “smooth (doux)” and mountain (montagne). It is a delightful cheese, and matches well with ales, light sparkling wines, and champagne. Try it sliced on a sandwich, or as part of a cheese platter. It’s also great as a snack before or after dinner.

Doux de Montagne is $18.99/lb. at Whole Foods.  Heartily recommended!

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