Our Featured Gourmet Washed Rind Cheese
Saint Nectaire is an ancient French gourmet cheese from the mountains of the Auvergne. This is a raw milk cheese in France and is brought into the USA made with pasteurized milk of mostly Salers cows.
The cheese is made in round flat discs. It has a grayish rind with light yellow or reddish patches. The supple paste is pale gold in color and becomes almost runny as it matures and has a sweet and grassy aroma and this is repeated in the flavor which is creamy and only slightly farmyard like. The cheese is semi-soft to firm, though supple, with a moldy smell and a mild flavor.
We cut and wrap this cheese in wedges of 8 ounces and 1 pound. read more...
Browse our great selection of Gourmet Washed Rind Cheeses. Washed rind cheeses are typically bathed or washed with salted water, wine, brandy or local spirits. The washing or bathing helps to break down the curd from the outside. The washing process also helps cheeses to retain moisture, and develop a powerful flavor. The cheese becomes soft and thick and the rind becomes part of the cheese. The color changes to reddish or yellowish. These pungent, stinky cheeses often have a smooth and creamy interior. Try them and let us know what you think by giving us your opinion in a product review.
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