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Chevre

Chevre
  • Made from pasteurized or unpasteurized goat's milk

  • Country of origin: France

  • Type: soft, semi-soft, hard, firm

  • Texture: firm and soft

  • Colour: white

  • Flavour: earthy, tangy, tart

  • Synonyms: Goat cheese

Chevre is French for Goat’s cheese i.e. cheeses made out of goat’s milk. They are popular among elderly and children who are more likely to show low tolerance to cow’s milk. Also, goat cheeses are lower in fat, and higher in vitamin A and potassium. They serve as a perfect substitute for many dieters. A majority of goat cheeses come from France, the most famous among them being Bucheron, Chabis and Crottin de Chavignol.

Goat cheeses have a unique, tart, earthy flavour that sets them apart from cow cheeses. This distinctive tang and aroma grows robust and bold as it ages. Milk production of goats, unlike of cow’s, is seasonal from mid-March through October. Only a few cheeses are aged beyond four months and they cannot be frozen without loss of quality. Considering the availability of limited milk production, experiments are on to make cheeses from frozen goat milk curd.

The flavour and aroma of goat cheese relies upon its moisture, density, aging and flavouring. It can feature a soft, semisoft, firm, or hard texture that indicates its moisture content. They come in many sizes and shapes, such as round patties, log-shapes, drum-shapes, pyramids, round loaves, long loaves etc. Chevres are excellent dessert cheeses, often served as snacks or before dinner drinks.

Other French cheeses:

Affidelice au Chablis, Alpicrème, Amalthée, Anneau du Vic-Bilh, Baby Brie, Baguette Laonnaise, Banon, Barberey, Belletoile, Bleu de Laqueuille, ... show all ... , Bougon, Boule Du Roves, Bourdin Goat Log, Boursault, Boursin, Bouyssou, Brebirousse d'Argental, Brebis du Puyfaucon, Bresse Bleu, Brie, Brie au poivre (Brie with pepper), Brie de Meaux, Briquette de Brebis, Briquette du Forez, Brousse du Rove, Buche de Chevre, Bûchette à la Sarriette, Buchette d'Anjou, Butte, Cabecou, Cachaille, Camembert, Camembert de Normandie, Cancoillotte (Cancoyotte), Caprice des Dieux, Carre de l'Est, Cathelain, Cendre d'Olivet, Chabichou du Poitou, Chabis de Gatine, Chaource, Chaumes, Chavroux, Chevrotin des Aravis, Civray, Coeur de Camembert au Calvados, Coeur de Chevre, Coulommiers, Couronne Lochoise, Crayeux de Roncq, Cure Nantais, Delice de Bourgogne, Delice des Fiouves, Dreux a la Feuille, Epoisses de Bourgogne, Explorateur, Figue, Filetta, Fin-de-Siecle, Fondant de Brebis, Fontainebleau, Fougerus, Fourme de Haute Loire, Fresh Truffles, Frinault, Fromage Corse, Galette du Paludier, Galette Lyonnaise, Gastanberra, Gourmandise, Grand Vatel, Grataron d' Areches, Gratte-Paille, Greuilh, Gris de Lille, Guerbigny, Kiri, Laruns, La Taupiniere, L'Aveyronnais, Le Chevrot, L'Ecir de l'Aubrac, Le Conquerant Camembert, Le Conquerant Demi Pont L'eveque , Le Duc Vacherin, Le Fium Orbo, Le Lacandou, Le Marquis Chevre, Lingot des Causses, Lingot Saint Bousquet d'Orb, Livarot, Lou Pevre, Macconais, Margotin, Maroilles, Monastery Cheeses, Mothais a la Feuille, Munster, Nantais, Niolo, Olivet au Foin, Olivet Bleu, Olivet Cendre, Palet de Babligny, Pate de Fromage, Patefine Fort, Pave de Chirac, Pelardon des Cevennes, Pelardon des Corbieres, Perail de Brebis, Picodon de Chevre, Pigouille, Pithtiviers au Foin, Poivre d'Ane, Pont l'Eveque, Pouligny-Saint-Pierre, Pourly, President Brie, President Light Brie, P'tit Berrichon, Pyramide, Quatre-Vents, Quercy Petit, Regal de la Dombes, Rigotte, Rochebaron, Romans Part Dieu, Rouleau De Beaulieu, Rustinu, Saint Agur, Saint Albray, Saint-André, Saint Félicien, Saint-Marcellin, Selles sur Cher, Soumaintrain, Tomme des Chouans, Tommes, Touree de L'Aubier, Trappe de la Coudre, Vacherin, Valencay, Venaco, Vieux Corse, Vignotte

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