The other day, I had a wonderful sheep's milk cheese from Corsica (which is technically part of France) called a Fleur du Maquis.  The cheese is covered in herbs.  There was a pungent lavender front along witha background of rosemary, juniper, and fennel.  I wasn't familiar with the style before and I thought it was fantastic!  I'm going to ask to see if my local Cheese Monger carries any regularly.

I was instantly struck by the similarity of the idea behind the Fluer Du Maquis and the Herbes De Provence (which typically contains rosemary, marjoram, basil, bay leaf, thyme, and lavender).  The former is what is considered to be found in the typical Corsican landscape, the latter what is typically found in Provence.  


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