AOP Chabichou (goat milk) - 150g - slightly lactic and goaty
Chabichou is a traditional soft, unpasteurized, natural-rind French goat cheese with a firm and creamy texture.
Chabichou is very white and smooth, and flexible to the palate, with a fine caprine odor. The legend of Chabichou goes back to 732, at the time of the Arabs' presence in the Poitou region, in the 8th century. Some settled there with their families and, in particular, their goat herds.
The countryside was appropriate for grazing the specie as the pastures were excellent. The cheese was then named cheblis (“goat”, in Arabic), which would become “chabichou" thereafter.
Each Mons cheese is individually "affine" or refined meaning treated according to the technical process that create, ripen and develop cheese: regulated temperature, humidity, position within the different caves, whether the cheese should be kept wrapped or unwrapped, and on what the cheese should rest - great slabs of wood, or straw matting.
Herve Mons is Meilleur Ouvrier de France 2000.
|Specification||Herve Mons travels all over France, searching for the best cheeses, particularly from those farmers who are still using traditional methods of production. Then the cheeses are matured in the Mons caves to develop their aromas and taste. This is why today, Maison Mons is the official supplier of the best tables around the world and is recognized as the benchmark in specialty cheeses.|