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goat’s cheese from Languedoc

Cathare is the name of a cheese of Occitanie

This mild cheese made from raw goat’s milk, shaped into discs and sprinkled with charcoal dust, is marked by the stencil of the 12-point Cross of Occitanie. This was originally the symbol of the Counts of Toulouse who tolerated the Cathar heretics in their realm and brought down the greed and wrath of the King of France and the Pope in the Albigensian Crusade in 1209.

It’s made in Saint Félix de Lauragais at the Ferme de Cabriole, where visitors are welcome.

Cheese and dairy


Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Paul Munhoven