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St. Nectaire

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

Cheesemaker:

Proprietor:

Affineur: Jean d'Alos

City, State:

Region: Auvergne

Country: France

Milk Type: Cow

Milk Treatment: Raw

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Natural

Texture: Soft

Aging: 3 months

Size(s): 3.5 pound wheel