|Deh-LEES, deh, fahv-YER|
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more decadent cheese than this. A take on Brie Trufflé—popular in French homes during the holidays—Délice de Favières is a mold-ripened cheese in the style of brie, but made extra luxe with a ribbon of pureed black truffles. The funky truffles and the super creamy cow’s milk cheese are a heavenly match. The thick rind adds an earthy flavor and a dash of truffle oil amps up the umami, making this one a must for any mycophile.
Set on an estate owned by billionaire banker Benjamin Rothschild, Ferme des Trente Arpents is the one of the only remaining producers of farmstead AOC-certified Brie de Meaux. With a commitment to farmstead cheese production, the farm currently boasts one of France’s largest herds of Holstein cows, who produce the milk they use for cheese, butter, and other dairy products.
Bust Délice de Favières out on birthdays, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, or anytime you want to add a touch of extravagance. Of course, serve with Champagne. (Can’t get enough of that mushroomy goodness? Try these pairings!)