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goat cheese in three ages

Le Mâconnais, fromage de Saône-et-Loire.

Mâconnais is a little goat’s cheese shaped like a truncated cylinder. Made from the milk of alpine and poitevine goats, who dine only on meadow grasses and flowers and grain, the cheese comes in three types: Jeune affinage blanc (fresh, aged 12 days) Piqué Bleu (the blue spots that appear after 15 days) and bleu, after three weeks in the cave, the strongest, with more of a mushroom flavour.

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Bourgogne-Franche Comté

Cheese and dairy

Text © Dana Facaros

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