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Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau is a cream cheese that originated in a village near Foret de Fontainebleau in the Ile-de-France region of France. A mix of cow's milk and whipped cream, this cheese is mild, sweet, and light, containing nearly 60% fat on dry extract. It is named after a past milk depot in Fontainebleau where it was earlier produced. The cheese is wrapped in a thin muslin cloth and then sold in a gauze-lined container to retain its yummy smooth, dairy flavour and creamy texture.

Fontainebleau should be served fresh either plain or with icing sugar, maple syrup or fresh fruit. It could also be added to quiches and cream soups for that fresh touch.

  • Made from pasteurized or unpasteurized cow's milk
  • Country of origin: France
  • Region: Ile-de-France
  • Type: soft
  • Fat content: 60%
  • Texture: creamy, smooth and spreadable
  • Rind: rindless
  • Colour: white
  • Flavour: mild, milky, smooth, sweet
  • Aroma: fresh, mild, milky
  • Vegetarian: no

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