Woman with Goat Cheese - Femme à la brousse - Size #1 / Cricket

Woman selling cheese - Femme à la brousse - Fremo di brousso

A peasant woman brings her basket of cheese and a small copper trumpet traditionally used for calling out her wares. She is to this day found on the streets of Marseille where one can hear her cry "Les broussses du Rove! Les Brousses du Rove!" La brousse is a fresh cheese originally made in du Rove (a small village to the west of Marseille) of goat's milk.

The history of Brousse du Rove cheese dates back to about 2000 years ago. Brousse du Rove, is a cheese made from fresh, unaged goat’s milk cheese and is sold in cone-shaped plastic containers. It is a soft, liquidy, creamy cheese with a sweet, mild, and light smell of milk. Many “counterfeit” Rove Brousse cheeses exist today. They are made from cow’s milk. Brousse du Rove can be eaten as a savory dish with an omelette or consumed as a dessert.

Size #1 / Cricket (the 1-5/8 inch - 4 cm size)

Made in France

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Santons Marcel Carbonel
Since 1935
The Premier Santons Workshop
Marseille, France
Item No. 1C27



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