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Valençay Frais - Classic French Goat Pyramid Cheese

(1 review)
$17.95

Why We Love It

Another French classic - best on your cheese board or blended into a morning quiche. Learn more

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This Loire valley goat's milk cheese is dusted with rendered vegetable ash. It has fresh and bright flavors with a creamy texture. Fantastic with white wines from the same region.

Country of Manufacture
France
Cheese Style
Fresh-unripened
Country of Origin
France
Flavor Profile
Mild
Milk Treatment
Pasteurized
Product Region
Pays de la Loire
Rennet Type
Animal
Type of Milk
Goat

Albagnac

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).

Enjoy!

  • 5
    Delicious, mild flavor spreadable.

    Posted by Andrew on Sep 9th 2021

    Silky texture, mild earthy flavor with plenty of subtle complexity. Probably the best soft goat cheese I've had.

Description

This Loire valley goat's milk cheese is dusted with rendered vegetable ash. It has fresh and bright flavors with a creamy texture. Fantastic with white wines from the same region.

More Information

Country of Manufacture
France
Cheese Style
Fresh-unripened
Country of Origin
France
Flavor Profile
Mild
Milk Treatment
Pasteurized
Product Region
Pays de la Loire
Rennet Type
Animal
Type of Milk
Goat

Albagnac

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).

Enjoy!

  • 5
    Delicious, mild flavor spreadable.

    Posted by Andrew on Sep 9th 2021

    Silky texture, mild earthy flavor with plenty of subtle complexity. Probably the best soft goat cheese I've had.