“ Brand: Coeur de Lion / Type: Cheese „
This is one of my favourite cheeses and one that my fridge cannot be without. The texture and deliciously nutty flavour make it so hard not to have a slice of it every time I open my fridge. Im so glad that out of all the cheeses I picked when trying something new whilst shopping that I chose this, it tastes better than brie in my opinion but im no cheese expert hehe. I prefer just eating it by itself as to not mix the flavour. the only thing that i dont like about this cheese is that some packs have a less gooey middle and its more dry and crumbly. Not a massive disadvantage and it doesnt change the taste too much, every pack is like this to a degree but I like it best when its super soft. Im eating it right now its so nice omg <3
I love my cheeses, particularly soft and sticky french ones . One I came across recently was Coeur de Lion Pie D'angloys, which comes nicely boxed as you can see above .
This cheese is similar to brie in many ways - a soft creamy centre with a slightly orange edible rind, which is lined across. Slicing into this, (right from the fridge) it sticks to the knife, it's texture already melting after just a few moments out of the fridge . If, as many cheeses recommend, you leave this out of the fridge for a good twenty minutes to get to room temperature, this cheese actually melts enough to make it wonderfully spreadable .
So, what makes this different from any other french soft cheese ? Well, it has just a little honey in the mix, enough to change the flavour quite a lot . Biting into this, it quite literally melts in the mouth, a rich and creamy cheese that coats the tongue and teeth wonderfully, with justa subtle hint of a honey and nutty flavour coming out once the cheese has warmed on the palate a little . I can quite happily nibble this on it's own, but it also works wonderfully on a chunk of crusty french bread .
I think the honey flavour is very subtle, and I think could easily be overpowered by other flavours, so unlike a good brie I would not really recommend this too much in combination with strong flavours such as cranberry or bacon . A little cucumber sets it off wonderfully though .
A 200g pack of this costs 1.78 from Sainsburys, I haven't really seen it available in any other supermarkets. Per 100g there are 330 calories, and 29.7g of fat . Even for a cheese, thats quite a lot, so this cheese is certainly one for those more indulgent moments, not one to eat in huge amounts .
I love this cheese, the soft melting texture and the creamy honey nut flavour make it absolutely delicious, and I certainly recommend it!