Le Dauphin by Will Studd
This decadent 200g soft-ripened, double cream cheese is produced for Will Studd in Bourgogne and takes its name from the term once used to describe the heir apparent to the throne of France. It is hand made from local cow’s milk and added cream, which is curdled using traditional overnight lactic fermentation techniques that date back to monastic times. The protective lidded wooden box and old-fashioned wax-paper wrap create unique micro conditions that allow the carefully selected surface moulds to slowly ripen the fine, chalky interior of the cheese over 3-4 weeks. This delectable treat is ideally served at room temperature close to the use-by date, when the centre has broken down to a soft unctuous texture, with a distinctive creamy lactic finish that is guaranteed to please.
About the Cheesemaker
Will Studd is an international cheese specialist, who has been working with specialist cheese for over four decades. During that time, he has traveled extensively in his quest to seek out the world’s most delicious and fascinating cheeses, made by the most talented and expert cheesemakers.
After establishing several delicatessens in central London in the 1970s, will migrated to Australia, where he has worked tirelessly to promote a greater understanding of what good cheese is all about, as well as championing the cause of traditional cheeses made from raw milk.
Will is the author of two comprehensive cheese books, including Chalk and Cheese, which won ‘World’s Best Cheese Book’ at the Gourmand Awards in Paris. He is also executive producer and presenter of Cheese Slices (US title: Cheese Chaser’s World Adventures), a unique television show about the world of artisanal cheese. Will and his crew have filmed hundreds of cheesemakers and dairies in over two dozen countries. The show has been enjoyed by millions of viewers worldwide, and it has become an important reference for cheese lovers and cheese professionals.
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