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Brousse du Rove

Brousse du Rove is a fresh, unaged goat's milk cheese very popular in Marseille, France.

It is a soft, liquidy, creamy cheese that melts in your mouth.

Brousse du Rove is made in the small village of Rove (population 4,000 as of 2005), just west of Marseille, France. The milk used is from a breed of goat called the Rove goat. There are no exact regulations as to how the cheese must be made. The milk is heated and coagulated to form a curd; then the curd is beaten, then drained. It is packed into cone-shaped plastic containers for sale.

Brousse du Rove can be used in a savoury dish such as an omelette, or treated as a sweet and eaten drizzled with fruit syrup. It is often eaten just sprinkled with sugar.


Brousse du Rove fat content: 45%.

Language Notes

A Brousse is a term for soft cheese made in Provence, France, made from sheep or goat's milk. It may be so soft as to be like a cream cheese, or have more texture to it, like a ricotta. The term Brousse comes the French words "brousse" / "brousser", which have several meanings to them. Some feel that the meaning that applies to the cheese is the meaning of "beaten" -- but then not all brousse cheeses have their curd beaten. Others feel that the meaning that applies is that of "woods, bush, back-woods" alluding to the sheeps or goats wandering about in off the beaten track, hard-scrabble patches of land.

See also:

Goat's Milk Cheeses

Banon Cheese; Brie de Chèvre; Brousse du Rove; Capricorn Goat's Cheese; Chèvre Frais; Chevre Noir; Chèvre; Chevrot Cheese; Cotija Cheese; Gevrik Cheese; Goat's Milk Cheeses; Humboldt Fog Cheese; Pantysgawn Cheese; Pavé Blésois Cheese; Pavé de Chirac Cheese; Picodon de Chèvre; Saint-Loup Goat Cheese; Selles-sur-Cher; St Tola Cheese

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Oulton, Randal. "Brousse du Rove." CooksInfo.com. Published 26 May 2005; revised 12 March 2010. Web. Accessed 05/20/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/brousse-du-rove>.

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