My favorite cheese of all time is Brin d'Amour, a Corsican sheep which is typically coated with rosemary and juniper berries. The name is variously translated, "a bit of love," "a wisp of love," and my personal favorite, "a spray of love." It's semi-soft, tangy, and the herb crust is divine. Cheese.com describes it very nicely
From the tiny island of Corsica comes the most romantic of cheeses: Brin d'Amour translates to 'little bit of love' and after the first bite, you're a goner. The cheese is rolled in dried rosemary with the occasional juniper berry and chili pepper for accent making it rustic, elegant, and delicate all at the same time. 'Rosemary is for remembrance' and Brin d'Amour is unforgettable. This cheese is also known as Fleur du Maquis.I discovered Brin d'Amour at Oakville Grocer in Palo Alto about ten years ago. It was one of my staples, both for home and for gifts. I endeared myself to our pal Laelena Brooks by bringing it to her house. We'd fiendishly savor it while her dad slaved over a hot barbecue.
Sadly for me, my Corsican delight has become very scarce in these parts. So I was delighted to find it at Fairway the other night. A quick read of the label clued me in: It's unpasteurized. No wonder.