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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.

  • 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

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