Reblochon cheese - where to find in SF?
- bobabear Oct 15, 2012 02:22 PM
Hi! I am going to make a tartiflette for my husband's birthday and to make a proper one, I need Reblochon cheese. Does anyone know where to find this in SF? Much appreciated.
Real Reblochon is illegal in the US because it's raw-milk and aged for less than 60 days. If you find something with that name on the label it's made for export and not going to taste the same so you might be better off using a legal (because aged slightly longer) raw-milk cheese such as Epoisse.
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re: Robert Lauriston
> Real Reblochon is illegal in the US because it's raw-milk and aged for less than 60 days.
True, but the Cheese Primer says that reblochon is usually aged around 55 days.
It says that some U.S. importers have asked the distributers to have some of the cheese aged _just a few more days_ (5) for the U.S. market.
I haven't been able to find it though.
If some purist French cheesemakers have a problem with that (those very few extra days, and only for export), then they must not have been reading the financial news about what's happening in the E.U.
The Pasteurized Substitute that is being produced is called "Delice du Jura" and is very good but lacks some of the complexity of the Reblochon AOC.
As Chow EB said there was a time when Mongers where selling a supposed Reblochon that had been aged longer and had a slightly altered name, but I only saw it wholesale and not for years now.