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Coeur de Chevre

Coeur de Chevre
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  • Made from unpasteurized goat's milk

  • Country of origin: France

  • Region: Gâtinais

  • Type: soft, soft-ripened

  • Texture: creamy

  • Rind: leaf wrapped

  • Colour: pale yellow

  • Flavour: salty, spicy

  • Aroma: fresh, milky

  • Vegetarian: no

Coeur de chevre, meaning heart of goat, is a cheese made from the milk of “poitevine” breed of goats. It is an artisanal, soft-ripened, unpasteurised cheese from the dazzling Quercy region of southwestern France where the herds roam freely on the rich grasses of the Gatinais.

The cheese hand-molded in the shape of a heart is left to ripen in the cellars for 7 days. It can be consumed after 12-15 days of ageing but if left for a few months, the flavours will become more intense. The cheese exhibits a succulent, creamy consistency and has a bloomy, edible rind. Wrapped in chestnut leaf, it reflects a pale white colour with a soft blue mould. It can be served with a Sparkling White Wine or light, fruity red wine such as Beaujolais.

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