Brebis du Haut-Bearn and Black Cherry Jam
Formaggio Kitchen Exclusive
Country of Origin: France
Type of Milk: Sheep
Flavor Profile: Medium-strong
A match made in heaven and a traditional, regional pairing. Here we pair a half-pound of Brebis Haut-Bearn with one jar of Cerises Noires preserves from the Pyrenees mountains.
Ihsan, Valerie and Julie of our South End store, discovered Brebis du Haut-Bearn on a trip to the region. Made with raw milk, it is one of the best representations of this style of cheese we have come across. Aged for seven months, it offers a firm texture with flavors of herbs and hay and a little zip on the finish.
Our Cerises Noires preserves are made from whole black cherries cooked gently with a judicious amount of sugar so the flavor of the fruit remains the focus. For many of our cheesemongers, pairing this preserve with a brebis has been a revelatory experience. And, it's one we often share with our Cheese 101 classes.