Tell me about Explorateur....
I recently tried Delice de Bourgogne and love it. While reading about other triple creams, I came across Explorateur. A cheese I hadn't heard much about. Is this a cheese you would highly recommend? Or is it just average? What other triple creams are worthy? This is a new area for me. TIA
Explorateur was my first introduction to triple-creams, decades ago. I love it, but I've found Delice to be pretty similar, at a whole lot less $$. In my experience, Delice is more consistent in flavor, where Explorateur seems to vary somewhat (ripeness issues aside). I tried St. Andre a while back, and thought it was a notch down from the other two.
Between Explorateur and Brillat-Sav, I prefer Brillat-Sav, although indiv batches vary ... the place I usually buy from always offers a sample from the piece you are buying from.
Gratte Paille is great, but hard for me to find.
>St. Andre a while back, and thought it was a notch down
I agree with that.
in the cheese-as-butter category, have you tried a good burrata?