Saint Marcellin - soft cow's milk cheese - rindless - 2.8 oz/80 gr, France.
This small cheese from the Provence Dauphine region is mildly acidic and salty. As it matures from a fresh to a dry, ripe cheese the flavors develop. Saint Marcellin cheese is often made with cow's milk, but originally it was a goat's milk cheese. It is beige crust covered with blue mold, soft, beige, creamy interior, intensely rustic, nutty, fruity flavor.
Compliments: This cheese goes well with toasted bread or on salads.
Appropriate wines: Gigondas, all Rhone reds.
Fat in Cheese: 50%