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charcoal-coated goat cheese from Berry

Selles-sur-Cher is a French goats'-milk labelled Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) cheese, made in the Centre region of France. Its name is derived from the commune of Selles-sur-Cher.

This raw milk goat’s cheese, AOC/AOP since 1975, has a firm texture but melts in the mouth. Unlike most cheeses, the curd is ladled directly into its mould which contains tiny holes for the whey to run off naturally. Ripened for at least ten days, it has a fresh taste, with the vegetable-based charcoal coating adding that certain je ne sais quoi.

AOPs and some others

Centre-Val de Loire

Cheese and dairy

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Myrabella