Cantalet AOC (a smaller version of Cantal) is a semi-hard, aged, cow's milk cheese from the Cantal department of thr Auvergne region in France. One of the oldest French cheeses, it dates back to 2,000 years ago. This Cantal is aged for 3 months and has a taste that is strong, tangy, and buttery—comparable to that of Cheddar. Auvergne is a region known to be blessed by mountain storms and summer sun, and the pasture lands are extremely fertile. It is to no surprise then that Cantalet cheese captures the aromas and richness of these pasture lands. Cantalet pairs well on a cheese plate with nuts, grapes, and apples. Or, it can be used in soups, salads, fondue, or gratins. For wine, try pairing with a Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon. Cut cheese, up to 22 lb.
|Texture||The form of the cheese is massive and dumpy, with a soft yellow interior. When kneaded, the pate tends to melt in the hand. The pate is firm and homogeneous, with a thick smooth, dry, greyish/brown rind. It smells of the rich pasture lands|
|Taste||A well-ripened Cantal has a vigorous taste, whereas a young cheese has the sweetness of raw milk|
|Shipping||Product is perishable and will be shipped via Overnight Shipping|
|Appropriate wines||Saint Pourcain, white wine|
|Shelf Life Refrigerated||4 Months|
|Net weight||up to 22 lb|
This product is perishable and will be shipped by Overnight Shipping.
Approximate shipping time is 1 business day.
If you place the order now (before 01:00 PM EST), the closest possible date to receive your order on, Fri, December 2, 2022