Valençay is an unpasteurized goat milk cheese. Its rind has a rustic blue-grey color which is made by the natural molds. The rind is then dusting in ash.
Our fresh goat cheese is one of the classic French cheeses made in the province of Berry in central France. It is named after the French town of Valençay where it comes from.
This palatable goat cheese is a fresh soft cheese dusted in ash. it comes coated with vegetable ash and it is made in dairies. It has a creamy and smooth texture with a light sweetness and a fresh, citrus taste.
Did you know that Valençay goat cheese shape was designed by Napoleon?
What makes it recognizable is its pyramid shape. When the emperor returned to Valençay after his unsuccessful expedition in Egypt, he saw the pyramid cheese, and, in a fit of rage drew his sword and cut off the top. Since then the cheese has always been shaped with a flattened top.
Reveal the best of our Valençay fresh goat cheese by pairing with the Parisian baguette.