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Petit Valençay

Petit Valençay

This attractive French goats' cheese is named after the town of Valençay. Its rind has a rustic blue-grey colour which is made of the natural moulds. The rind is then darkened by ash coated charcoal powder. Valençay cheese used to have a shape of a perfect pyramid with a pointed top. However, it is rumoured that Napoleon is responsible for it’s pyramid shape:- after a disastrous expedition to Egypt, he returned back to France, and in a fit of rage, he took out his sword and sliced the top off the cheese. From that day on, the cheese has always been made with a flat top!

 

Country of Origin France
Milk Variety Goats'
Style of Cheese Soft
Vegetarian? No
Organic? No
Unpasteurised? Yes
Ingredients Goats' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Starters, Vegetable Ash
Nutritional Info (per 100g) Energy 1170KJ, 282Kcal | Fat 25g of which Saturates 15.7g | Carbohydrate 2.05g of which Sugars 2.05g | Protein 17.5g | Salt 2.06g
Allergen Advice For allergens see ingredients in bold.
Storage Keep refrigerated below 8°. Eat within 7 days of receipt or the date shown on cheese. Once you have cut into the cheese, eat within 5 days.