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Buche de Chevre

Buche de Chevre
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  • Made from pasteurized goat's milk

  • Country of origin: France

  • Region: Poitou

  • Type: soft, soft-ripened

  • Fat content: 50%

  • Texture: creamy and flaky

  • Rind: bloomy

  • Colour: white

  • Flavour: sweet, tangy

  • Aroma: goaty

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Producers: Soignon

  • Alternative spellings: Buche de Chèvre

Buche de Chevre is an exquisite soft-ripened cheese made from goat's milk and produced in the Poitou-Charentes region in the Loire Valley of central France. A log-shaped chevre cheese, it is ripened for a minimum 7 days rendering the exterior a crusty and hard edible rind with a classic, bloomy mold. The white pate of Buche de Chevre reveals a complex yet typical, bold taste of French goat cheeses underlined by sweet notes of caramel. Soft and creamy with a flaky centre, the cheese instantly melts in the mouth.

Buche de Chevre can be served warm on salads or with fruits for dessert. It could also be used as a dressing for quiches and canapés. Its delightful blend of flavour and texture goes well with a Beaujolais or red wine.

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