Selles sur Cher Farmhouse PDO 150g
The Jacquin family has been producing goat cheeses for 50 years and 3 generations. Their aim has always been to be among the best in their field and what makes their products magical and successful is their specificity: a combination of quality, innovation, modernisation, tradition and obviously, know-how.
The farm is based in La Vernelle, in Centre-Val de Loire (the cradle of French goat-cheese making), located south of the Loire River, where the climate is mild. The floral and climatic unity of this region gives milk a special taste that contributes to the specific aromas of Selles-sur-Cher.
Selles-sur-Cher is a much-loved cheese in France, originally developed for family consumption. It has a lovely fresh and elegant flavour and can be eaten quite young with its recognisable soft paste and pure white colour. When aged its texture turns quite soft and creamy with stronger citrussy and hazelnut flavours and slightly caprine smell. It is made from raw goat’s milk cheese and has a small amount of ash dusted onto it to encourage mould growth and to protect the cheese inside. The cheese is ripened for 10-20 days.
Serving and Cooking Suggestions
- at the end of a meal with wines from the Loire; Touraine Blanc, Chinon or Bourgueil
- also thinly sliced as an aperitif – remember not to remove the crust
- goes well with pistachios and pickled cherries
Ingredients: raw goat milk, salt, starter culture, rennet, vegetable ash
Allergens: milk protein
Nutritional value: per 100g
Energy 1716kJ / 284kcal
Average Wheel Weight: 0.15kg