Olivet Cendre is a French gourmet cheese. The cheese has its name according to the town where it is made; Olivet, a town on the river Loiret.
Olivet Cendre ripens slowly and used to be preserved in vine ashes. The paste is slightly resistant to the bite and has a slight scent of mold and is cured for three months in wood ash from vines. This gives the cheese rather spicy aroma.
It is a soft-white cheese of round shape with ash-gray, natural rind. Olivet au Foin and Olivet au Poivre are 2 varieties of the Olivet Cendre.