Brin d'Amour

Photo of Brin d'Amour Cheese
Pierre-Yves Beaudouin / CC BY-SA 4.0
Important Facts
Country of Origin France
Specific Origin Corsica, France
Milk Type Sheep's or Goat's
Milk Treatment Raw
Rind Natural
Texture Soft to firm
Flavor Earthy
Flavor Notes Pronounced milk flavor, intensifies with age; herb influence grows
Aroma Herbaceous
Forms Squatty square or nest-shaped
Age 1 to 3 months

About Brin d'Amour Cheese

Brin d’Amour, translating to "bit of love," is a tribute to Corsica's aromatic landscape. Crafted from raw sheep’s or occasionally goat’s milk, this cheese is a product of the animals grazing on the island's wild herbs. Weighing between 1¼ and 2 pounds, it stands out for its herb-encrusted rind, a mix of rosemary, savory, thyme, and bay, directly reflecting the diet of the milk providers.

Aged for one to three months, Brin d’Amour transforms from a soft cheese with a fresh milk flavor to a firmer, flakier texture infused with an earthy herb aroma. This specialty cheese, deeply tied to Corsica's maquis, offers a sensory reflection of the island's natural flora and the traditional cheese-making techniques that celebrate them.

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