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Le Jeune Autize, Goat’s Milk Morbier


Le Jeune Autize cheese

There’s no arguing certain cheeses are just downright beautiful. Le Jeune Autize is one of them, kohl-colored ash striking a bold contrast against the bone-white paste. It’s just begging to be eaten, and shouldn’t you oblige?

I asked for a taste, and my first impressions were smooth and silky, with a nicely semi-firm body that gave easily under my bite. Oilier than most goat cheeses, Le Jeune Autize plays across the tongue joyfully without being overly capricious. There’s a good taste of salt there, with a lightly funky layer that won’t overpower those not into strong cheeses. The followup is decidedly sweet, and the rind has a pleasantly dusty, mushroomy flavor that smacks faintly of grass and fresh tobacco.

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Photo by Stephanie Stiavetti

Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's Editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she holds a BFA in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington.