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Tarentaise Maxi - Chevre

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Tarentaise Maxi is a beautiful goat’s milk cheese from the Savoie region in France gently aged so it develops a beautiful geotrichum rind. This kind of surface ripened mold is typically found as a khaki-colored thin layer of wrinkly rind sometimes dotted with blue or green molds. The texture of this cheese varies with age from a creamy and cakey-crumbly interior when young, to a gooey cream line when it is more aged and yet in some cases, it can be aged so that it develops into a more dense and drier texture. Our Tarentaise Maxi typically lives somewhere between the younger stage of ripening and the middle age stage. The slight earthiness and tangy flavor profile makes this an all-around well-balanced cheese. Enjoy it with white wine, stone fruit, or jam preserves. Each wheel is about 20-22 ounces.
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Region Savoie
Country of Origin France
Cheese Type Chevre
Type of Milk Goat
Flavor Profile Medium, Medium-strong
Rennet Type Animal
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Caring for Your Cheese

How much cheese should I buy?

We advise buying small quantities more frequently to avoid long term storage because the complex flavors and aromas of good cheese will change and degrade over time. For appetizer quantities and not much left over, we suggest 1/4 lb per person. For larger servings or if you'd like some left overs, we suggest a full 1/2 lb per person.

How should I serve my cheese?

You can serve any number of cheeses: a single magnificent chèvre or a large selection celebrating the diversity of aromas, flavors and textures found in various traditions around the world. Choose what you like and what you expect your audience will enjoy. We usually go for a selection of three to four cheeses with various milk types, textures and flavors.

Take your cheese out of the refrigerator an hour or so before serving. Just before serving, unwrap each cheese and scrape the cut surface with a knife edge to remove a thin layer. If you notice dried out parts or mold on the face of the cheese, cut it away.

Can I eat the rind?

Most cheeses have rinds and most rinds are edible. If you don’t like the taste or texture, cut it off.

What do I do about the mold on my cheese?

Cheese stored for some time may grow exterior molds. Typical molds will be white or blue-green but you can sometimes come across yellow or gray. Most of the time, you can refresh the cheese by cutting away those affected areas. The cheese underneath will be fine.

How do I store my cheese?

Store in a higher humidity area of your refrigerator - likely an enclosed spot which allows for limited airflow rather than constant drafts.

How do I wrap my cheese?

Use a clean wrap of the cheese paper, or, in a pinch use parchment (for softer cheeses) or aluminum foil (for firm to hard cheeses).


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