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 COEUR DE CHEVRE
Description:
Coeur de chevre cheese is made from raw "poitevine" goat milk, "poitevine" being a particular breed of goats. The herds roam and feed on the rich grasses of the Gatinais. This area is also famous for another gastronomic delight the delicious apples known under the name La Reine (Queen) des Reinettes. The colour of this cheese ranges from pure white to white sprinkled with a soft blue mould. The Coeur de Chèvre has the particularity of being wrapped in a chestnut leaf. This is a tradition of the Poitou region, but as far as we know there is no legend attached to this custom.

Texture:
The texture of the pate is smooth, and sticks to the palate before deliciously melting in the mouth.
Taste:
The taste is light with no sourness, with a slightly salty after-taste. During the maturing period this cheese develops a taste of cave mixed with goat milk.
HOW TO EAT YOUR CHEESE
How to cut your cheese
Rouge du haut Poitou
From Milk
Season for indulging
Weight
150 g
Affinage
1 to 5 weeks
Pate (dough)
Pate : Soft


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