You may recall that back in March I spoke of going to an artisan cheese festival and hoping to find rocket-themed cheese labels (it was a thin, vapor of a hope, I admit.) I was startled and delighted to find L’Explorateur cheese from France at the Market of Choice in Ashland this past Friday. (My birthday is today, and there’s no more appropriate special occasion, in my opinion, for my finding and eating a rocket cheese.)
Named after the first US satellite, Explorer I, L’Explorateur is made from raw cow’s milk. My piece came in a lovely perforated “cave”-y box, and I look forward to eating it tonight!
Named in honor of the first United States satellite, L’Explorateur is a soft-ripened triple-cream cheese with a tasty, mushroomy white rind and rich, buttery interior. Its delicate aroma and salty taste make it a true crowd-pleaser.