One of the classic French cheeses made in the province of Berry in central France. Valençay cheese used to have a shape of a perfect pyramid with a pointed top. But when Napoleon returned to the castle of Valencay after his unsuccessful expedition in Egypt, he saw the cheese, in a fit of rage drew his sword and cut off the top of the cheese. Since then the cheese has always been made with a flattened top.
The producer: The fromagerie Hardy is specialised in farm goat’s cheese. They produce the Pavé de Sologne you might have tried before on Maison Duffour.
Region: Berry Region, Central-West area of France
Portion Size: 220Gr
Ingredients to Consider (allergen, type of milk, etc.): Unpasteurised goat’s milk, lactose
Tip: Keep stored at +4° C – Take it out an hour before tasting