Henri de Sennecterre, a 1600s marshal from the Auvergne region of France, used to serve this cheese at his own well-appointed table. Finally, there came a time to present it to Louis XIV at Versailles and the Sun King, who adored it and christened it "Saint Nectaire." In 1911, Jean Dischamp, who came from a farming family, assumed control of a cheese business that was reputed to be the origin of the genuine Saint Nectaire. Today, three generations later, the Dischamp family is still making this historic cheese.
With a slightly firm yet supple straw-yellow paste, this raw cow milk cheese is pleasantly weighty on the tongue. It is fruity and acidic with a strong smell of the rye straw used in the ripening process.
Farm / Company: Les Terres d'Auvergne
Affineur: Jean d'Alos
Milk Type: Cow
Milk Treatment: Raw
Aging: 3 months
Size(s): 3.5 pound wheel