Fromager d'Affinois

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Fromager d'Affinois
Fromager D'Affinois.jpg
Fromager d'Affinois with grapes and crackers
Type Cheese
Place of origin France
Main ingredients Cow's milk

Fromager d'Affinois pronounced [fʁɔmaʒe dafinwa] is a French double-cream soft cheese made from cow's milk. It is produced by the Fromagerie Guilloteau company.

Fromager d'Affinois is similar to Brie in production, appearance, and flavour. Unlike in Brie production, however, before cheese making the cow's milk undergoes a process called ultrafiltration. Ultrafiltration removes water from the pasteurised milk, concentrating all other components.[1] One effect of this process is that it allows the acceleration of the cheese making process. Whereas classic Brie takes eight weeks to make, Fromager d'Affinois can be made in two weeks. Ultrafiltration also results in a milk that retains more nutrients and proteins, and the cheese has a relatively high fat content of 60%.[2]

The cheese is made in 4.4 pound [2.0 kilogram] wheels, and has a soft oozing texture inside[3] with an edible white rind on the outside.


  1. ^ "If you like it rich, try Fromager d'Affinois". SFGate. 2006-03-02. Retrieved 2016-05-22. 
  2. ^ Hastings, Chester (2011). The Cheesemongers Kitchen: Celebrating Cheese in 90 Recipes. Chronicle Books. p. 144. ISBN 9780811877664. 
  3. ^ Edgar, Gordon (2010). Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge. Chelsea Green Publishing. p. 151. ISBN 9781603582735. 

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