I know that spring has sprung by the return of a fabulous little cheese called Le Brossauthym which is produced at Perrusson near Loches.
Le Brossauthym is a sheep cheese lightly flavoured with thyme, it is only produced in the spring and summer when ewe’s milk is available. The cheese is oblong in shape and is white with a cream rind, its scent is amazing and it has a lovely smooth texture, the taste of lightly herbed milk is a delight.
The milk is produced using red faced sheep originally from the Anjou, which are selected for their ability to consistently produce rich milk well suited to cheese making. In the spring the pasture is green and rich and the milk is reminiscent of fresh grass but as the high summer arrives the taste of the milk changes, the ewes eat at night to avoid the heat of the day, and their diet is supplemented with maize and fresh alfalfa.
You can buy these superb lozenges of cheese direct from the producers in Perrusson at
or from Halles et Champs a great shop that specialises in local produce at affordable prices.
If your in the area both the cheese and the Halles et Champs are worth checking out.