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Valencay

GOAT, PASTEURISED, FRANCE

Valençay is a smooth yet dense goat milk cheese with a mild, lemony, and altogether clean, bright flavour.

One of the classic French mold-ripened chèvres from the Loire Valley in France. This young goat's milk cheese is distinguished by its pyramid form, and its layer of ash underlying its surface's bloomy white rind. Dense and covered in salted charcoal ashes.

According to local legend, Valençay was originally shaped like the perfect pyramid. That is, until Napoleon returned from his disastrous military campaign in Egypt. Stopping at the castle of Valençay and seeing the cheese that reminded him of the Egyptian pyramids, Napoleon supposedly sliced off the top with his sword in rage. 

Approx 200g