Bonne Bouche is the "flagship" of the Vermont Butter & Cheese company's new signature line. This hand-ladled, ash-ripened cheese was first introduced in 2001. "Bonne Bouche" literally means "good mouthful" and is a French term used to describe a tasty morsel. Bonne Bouche is simply that and won instant acclaim among chefs, retailers and food writers. It won first place for aged goat cheese at the American Cheese Society competition.
Bonne Bouche is made from pasteurized milk and set in tubs for lactic coagulation for 24 hours. The following day, the cheese curd is carefully hand ladled into molds and drained overnight. The cheeses are then unmolded, ashed, and moved into the drying room and then into the aging room where the controlled environment is cool and humid. The entire process takes seven to ten days before the cheeses are packaged in their individual micro-caves.
Bonne Bouche can be enjoyed fresh or aged up to 45 days. As a young cheese, the rind has a distinct geotrichium flavor. The texture is mild, yet still acidic- like a fresh chevre. As the cheese ages, it becomes softer and the rind becomes drier and piquant.
- Made from pasteurized goat's milk.
- Photo depicts whole 4 oz. form of cheese.
- Suitable for vegetarians.
Voted "Outstanding Goat Cheese" at the 2007 and 2012 NASFT Fancy Food Show, and Gold for Mold-Ripened Goat Cheese at the 2011 World Cheese Awards.