Fleur du Macquis
|Place of Origin||Corsica|
|Milk Type||Ewe's Milk|
|Wine Pairing||A great choice at cocktail hour with a lemony Gin & Tonic, or an easy match with a crisp Australian Riesling.|
|Tasting Notes||A sensational semi hard ewes milk cheese hailing from Corsica, a hilly Mediterranean isle belonging to France. The name Fleur du Macquis translates as 'flower of the wild'. Macquis is a local term referring to the untamed bramble and underbrush of the Corsican landscape, which is overgrown with wild shrubs, herbs and flowers. The macquis are notorious for being a hiding place for outlaws - mysterious and untamed - though intrinsically beautiful. Fleur du Macquis is a celebration of this unconventional beauty - a simple cheese coated in a bouquet of rosemary, thyme, wild flowers and other herbs that grow on the island. It looks a bit unkempt at first, but the assertively herbaceous rind masks a gentle, unsuspecting delight inside. I enjoy this cheese best on it's iwn - left on the kitchen table to chip away at slowly after a meal. The savoury character marries best with olives, pickled green tomatoes or a well ripened pear.|
|Ordering cheese online||
Fine cheese is highly perishable and seasonal, so buying person when possible is best. Read our buying guide here for tips from our cheesemonger.
When ordering online, sizes are approximate for cheeses cut from the wheel. As such, prices may differ slightly from purchasing in store. If the cheese you have ordered is not available or not in peak condition, our cheesemonger will be in touch to arrange a suitable substitute. You can also call the store on 4655 4336 prior to placing an order for guidance from our team.
We deliver cheese using insulated boxes sent via express post. We can deliver to metro areas in NSW, VIC & QLD. We cannot deliver to rural areas where express post takes multiple days to arrive, or to WA, SA, NT or TAS. We dispatch cold orders Tuesday-Thursday only. Most deliveries will take place within 1-2 days.
Express Shipping rates (including a chiller box) are as follows:
Fleur du Macquis