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Chaource

  • Made from cow's milk

  • Country of origin: France

  • Region: Aube

  • Type: soft, soft-ripened

  • Fat content: 25%

  • Texture: creamy, crumbly and soft-ripened

  • Colour: cream

  • Flavour: buttery, milky

  • Vegetarian: no

Chaource is a soft cheese made from cow’s milk in the village of Chaoruce, France. This cylindrical shaped cheese has a soft-ripened, creamy and a little bit crumbly, non-elastic texture. Surrounded by a white velvety rind, it's ageing process lasts between 2 weeks to 2 months. Many people like to eat young Chaource, when its rind is hardly formed whereas others eat after it attains full maturation.

During its ageing time, the cheese has a bit salty, buttery and milky taste. Together with 25% fat, it also contains animal rennet. It goes well with Champagne / Pommard ou Mercurey.

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