Chabichou du Poitou
Chabichou du Poitou
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 Goat cheese


The Cuisine of Poitou-Charente

Chabichou is made in Chabichou du Poitou is an AOC, goat milk cheese from a very limited geographic area above the chalky soils of the threshold of Poitou, south of the Loire valley.

The legend of this cheese dates as far back to the 8th century when the Saracens arrived to the area with goats and goat cheeses. In fact, its name is derived from the Arabic word chebi, meaning a young goat.

They are made in small cylindrical shapes called "Bonbe" that are 6cm tall and weigh approximately 6oz.  It is a slightly aged cheese, with a wrinkled rind and a chalky pate. When the cheese is young, it tastes mild and creamy with hazelnut undertones. As it ages, it becomes dried with a more pronounced flavor and a tangy finish. . It comes as a small pyramid of goat cheese. 


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