Dairy
Ottavi Fleur du Maquis 600g

Product Profile:

Name Ottavi Fleur du Maquis
Producer Ottavi
Origin Corsica, France
Milk Stock Pasteurised sheeps' milk
Rennet Type 
Avg. Fat Content  38% approx.
Format Small wheel, natural rind
Size 600g random weight
Minimum Order 1 unit
Qty Per Box 6 units

 

Description:

This is a classic ewe’s milk cheese from the French mountain island of Corsica. It is made to a traditional recipe that has survived since the first millennium. Using  traditional baskets this whole milk cheese is drained for three days then salted and covered with a coating of wild herbs, all picked from the local maquis. 

 

Fleur du Maquis develops a peculiar look with its herb covered rind with patches of white, grey and blue mould fighting for supremacy. It has a firm springy texture when young, softening to a flowing consistency at its peak around its rind. In the mouth flavours go beyond the obvious herbaceous, developing nuances of hazelnuts and fruit, along with a hint at olives. 

 

This cheese goes extremely well with the savoury flavours of olives, tomatoes and peppers rather than the traditional fruit accompaniment.

 

Information for this profile sourced from AOAP Staff and Calendar Cheese Co.

 

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Avg. servings per kilo: 40              serving size: 25g     
  Avg. per serve per 100g
Energy  471kJ 1885kJ
Protein  6.9g 27.5g
Fat, Total  9.6g 38.3g
  - Saturated  - -
Carbohydrates <1g <1g
  - Sugars  <1g <1g
Sodium  138mg 550mg

Ingredients: Ewes' milk, rosemary, salt, rennet, lactic starters.

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