The Long Cendré is a fresh goat cheese covered with ash. The ash purpose, originally, was to help preserve the cheese. The ash was mixed with salt and when applied to the surface of a freshly made cheese, neutralized the acids in it and allowed the cheese to ripen without attracting the wrong types of bacteria.
Made from raw goat’s milk, it has a natural, thin, ashy and slightly wrinkled rind. It has a dense, cakey texture, and is ivory in color. It’s richly flavored with a bit of a tang and hints of fresh hay. Serve at room temperature to allow the fullest expression of its flavor
Stuff to consider: Unpasteurized goat's milk