Bijou Cheese

Picture of bijou cheese
In Stock
Approx. Weight: 4 oz.
Your Price: $10.99
Lee's Fast Facts
CountryUnited States
Pasteurized MilkYes
Vegetarian RennetYes
Award WinnerYes

Bijou is a Vermont Creamery original inspired by a classic French recipe and one of Vermont Creamery's smallest cheeses. It is made from pasteurized goat's milk. After culturing, the milk is allowed to ripen for 24 hours before the curd is drained overnight in cheesecloth. Then the young Bijou is hand-shaped and transferred to a drying room for 24 hours. Then back to the main maturing room where the cheeses develop their Geotrichum candidum rind that develops their distinctive character and its looks.

Bijou evolves with time, gaining a sharpness and complexity after 30 days. Flavors are clean, milky, and sweet with rich, balanced notes of grass and hay. The rind of Bijou is delicate, thin, slightly wrinkly, and a pale cream color, while the texture of the paste is moist, dense, and crumbly in the center, becoming soft and smooth just under the rind as the cheeses mature.

Each package includes two buttons. One for you, one for me. Or both for you.

Ingredients:pasteurized cultured goats' milk (cultures contain milk), salt, enzymes.