Section: Family: Goat's Cheese Ref: CHE00049
Crottin de Chavignol is a goat cheese native to the Loire Valley in western France. Although it is good fresh, it is even more complex when it is aged to hardness. When young, it has a bluish rind with a glossy texture. The flavor is salty with sweet and sour milk. When aged, the smell is strong with a meaty texture and a robust flavor. The rind becomes rough and hard, but a quick brush with a grater will remove the surface. Hot crottin on salad with wine vinegar makes a good appetizer, especially when paired with Sancerre.