Chaource with Red Plums, Clove—Scented Oil, and Lola Rossa

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    6

    Servings
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The French Laundry Cookbook

By Thomas Keller

Published 1999

  • About

Chaource is a double-cream cow’s milk cheese (double cream contains 50 to 60 percent fat), very luscious. This is a late-summer dish, when plums are harvested. If you can’t find Chaource, you might try using a good Camembert or even Explorateur.

Ingredients

Clove Oil

  • 1 tablespoon cloves
  • ½ cup canola oil

Method

For the Clove Oil

Toast the cloves in a small skillet over medium heat until fragrant. Finely grind the cloves in a spice grinder or coffee mill. Mix with the oil, place in a squeeze bottle, and let the flavor infuse for a day before using.

For the Plums

Separate the flesh from the pit by cutting the fle