Chaource AOC is a soft, bloomy full fat cows’ milk cheese originally created in the village of Chaource in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France. The cheese has been made in the village since the middle ages. Chaource gained AOC recognition in 1970 and has been fully regulated since 1977. The cheese can be made from either pasteurised or unpasteuirsed milk.
Chaource AOC is made by the fragile curds being hand ladled in to molds, and being aged for bewtween 2 to 4 weeks. The resulting cheeses’ central pate has a light taste with a fine, rich nutty flavour that develops into a deliciously smooth and creamy cheese that has a characteristic melt in the mouth texture.
The individual cheese weighs approx 200g