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Apr 12, 2013 02:09 PM

Délice de Bourgogne

Lord help me, this cheese adventure has no end!!

A triple cream like a soft pillow of delight! Incredibly creamy and mushroomy and so so nice. It's official, dh thinks I'm carrying on with the cheesemonger....

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    1. Trader Joe's (at least in my area) usually has it. Costco usually has is as well, although you should probably have a note from your cardiologist before you are allowed to buy that much Délice de Bourgogne.

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      1. re: Ruth Lafler

        I went to TJ's tonight this evening and this was one of the items on my list. Sadly, they did not have any. So bummed!

        1. re: Ruth Lafler

          Just dug in to the TJ's Délice de Bourgogne with some sliced farm berries I picked this AM and a bit of mango. So good! Lord help me, I'm gone on this cheese!

          1. re: HillJ

            How would you compare the condition and quality of the DdB from TJ's vs. your normal supplier?

            1. re: Melanie Wong

              Price at TJ's $6.23 for 6 oz as opposed to $10-11 from Murray's.
              Q of Flavor: TJ's was funkier and much wetter. Got that nose tickle right away. Enjoyed the DdB spread on raisin/rosemary crackers (also from TJ's).
              Murray's had that tongue numbing, nose tickle funk I love but was less wet. Enjoyed, slowly alone with no crackers.
              Condition: Murray's cares & wraps their product like gold bars. A stunning mound of goodness.
              TJ's simple label, clear plastic wrap (which I re wrapped to my liking once home). I was happy with the sliced piece for the money but it was not beautiful.

              My recommendation is enjoy both. Murray's when you're ready to spend, travel to NY or shop online and know you'll be wowed and savor the exp. TJ's for group enjoyment, without breaking the bank and for just learning what good options in triple creme exist.

              1. re: HillJ

                I finally made it to TJs yesterday and picked up some. I love it! Far, far better than WF. Except when traveling I'm unlikely to get it from places like Murrays. We'll be in Seattle in August and will try some there. PS: I may put some on our grilled pizza tonight :)

                1. re: c oliver

                  Good for you! Sounds like great plans ahead all the way around (including birthday month!).

                  1. re: HillJ

                    HA! I simply adore birthday month :)

                2. re: HillJ

                  Thorough rundown and conclusion, thanks. Sounds like this particular piece from TJ's was more mature and had been wrapped in plastic for some time.

          2. When I tried it a few months ago, it had a pungent aroma but a delicious taste. I liked it, DW loved it.

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            1. re: DonShirer

              Thanks for the reminder. I tried it again. This time, no aroma, even more delicious, an oozy doozy.

            2. This is one of our favesie cheeses and anyone we serve it to also. I've found Costco's to be FAR superior to TJs. But my Costco hasn't had it for a while. I think they like to toy with us. We go down that aisle, eyes right, with great anticipation :) When we do have it, we cut off a very small amount each day and that's all we're allowed...that day.

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              1. re: c oliver

                Interesting. Since there is only one producer of DdB, Lincet, they all come from the same place. There've been complaints about how individual TJ stores handle cheese, maybe that's the problem.

                1. re: Melanie Wong

                  But as was posted below, that hasn't been the universal experience so I'm going back to TJs. This is simply a cheese that we don't like to go too long without eating :)

                  1. re: c oliver

                    There are different sizes. Maybe the size format accounts for some of the difference you perceive.

                  2. re: Melanie Wong

                    The current DdB by Lincet that Costco carries is about 3 inches tall, but the one I loved that they previously carried was about 5 inches tall...a really huge hunk o'cheese and so runny. That taller version is the one I would love to find again.

                    1. re: PineconeK

                      It's produced in at least two size formats. Sounds like the larger 2 kilo size called the coupe.

                  3. re: c oliver

                    Tried to find it at our local Costco; even asked the Store Mgr and he said no go.

                    1. re: HillJ

                      They don't carry it at Costco near me (NYC Metro) either. Bummer, since I love it SO much. I brought a whole one home from my last trip to Paris, vacuum-sealed, as a gift for my parents. I told them it was rich, and to be sure to open it when they had plenty of friends around to share. Well, they cut it open one night when it was just the two of them and my mother called me guiltily the next day to confess that they had eaten the whole thing in one sitting! I think I got them the 500g size, but still - that's a lot of cheese, even for me!

                        1. re: biondanonima

                          Great story! Whenever I would put out the Costco wedge, which is plenty big, after the first bite, eyes would roll and they'd be digging in fast and furious. One person saying to another "Have you tried this?" I may have mentioned this previously but when we have it inhouse, like NOW, we each cut off a small piece, rewrap and put back in the fridge. That's ALL we get :)

                      1. re: linguafood


                        Is there a profound taste diff in PR's because it is pricier than what I purchased from Murray's?