On Greven Broecker.

Isn’t this an absolutely lovely hunk of cheese?  It’s a Belgian blue cow’s milk called Greven Broecker; I overheard one of the cheesemongers at Formaggio Kitchen admiring the wheel as he pulled it out of the case.

“Man,” he said to a fellow employee, “check out how pretty this is.”

I wish I had a photo of the store’s larger wedge; the creamy surface of the interior was shot through with gorgeous veins of blue and gray, giving it a scalloped lace effect.  Truly, it made me think of blonde lace, or the lace in a mantilla — it was just as delicate-looking, and soft.  The flavor, on the other hand, is the exact opposite of its appearance: incredibly bold and tangy, with a sharp spicy bite underneath.  Isn’t it so surprising, that something so small and innocent-appearing as this could taste so aggressive and almost brazen?  If you like blues, you absolutely must get your hands on some of this.

One thought on “On Greven Broecker.

  1. Yes! Found ours at Formaggio as well..yes, yes, yes! Gorgeous. But also, as you say, bolder than it’s golden appearance might suggest.

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