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Crottin de Chavignol

Type: Soft
Milk: Raw goat's milk
Animal breed: Alpine
Size of cheese: 4cm
Weight: 60g
Location: Bourgogne, Nievre
Altitude: 300m
Season: Year round
Scale: Farmhouse

Our Crottin de Chavignol is made by Emmanuel and Margueritte Melet on their farm in Cosne sur Loire: a town in the Sancerre region of the Loire Valley.

Crottin de Chavignol has long been made in this part of the world: compact little cheeses with a dense, firm texture and citric tang. The Melets produce an exceptional example: the quality of their milk shines through in cheeses that are nutty and sweet, and often sport a fluffy blue rind, which lends the cheeses a moreish hazelnut finish.  Enjoy alongside Sancerre or another crisp white wine, or on a cheeseboard accompanied by honey and nuts.

 
Emmanuel pointing.

Emmanuel pointing.

Goats feeding on freshly cut grass.

Goats feeding on freshly cut grass.

Pre-drained curds being poured into moulds.

Pre-drained curds being poured into moulds.

Pre-drained curds.

Pre-drained curds.

 
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