Délice de Bourgogne, also known as Delice cheese, is a French cow's milk cheese from the Burgundy region of France. The cheese is rich and creamy due to the cheese-making process where crème fraîche in this case is added twice to the milk during the making of the cheese. This cheese also has a strong pungent aroma due to its ripening process. It has an average weight of 2 kg, and a rind similar to that of Brie.
Made by Fromagerie Lincet, in the Burgundy region of France, Delice de Bourgogne is a classic triple creme cheese, much in the style of other classics, such as Brillat Savarin or Explorateur.
The basis for production of a triple creme cheese (according to French regulations) is that fresh cream, or creme fraiche, is added to full-fat cow's milk, thereby creating incredibly rich, full-flavored but mellow cheese with a smooth, melt-in-the-mouth texture.
Made in a 4.5lb. wheel, the rind of Delice de Bourgogne is white and bloomy as a result of the Penicilium Candidum mold. The interior paste is ivory-white-creamy in color and the texture in the center of the cheese is velvety and smooth, becoming softer or runny towards the rind as the cheese matures.
Flavors are extremely rich, creamy and buttery with a creme fraiche-like tang, and notes of leon and mushrooms.