Mini Valencay with Ash
SOLD BY THE EACH (1 oz.)
This small goat cheese has a bloomy, moldy rind covered with vegetable ash. It doesn't look like the most appetizing cheese in the world, but, much like most moldy cheeses, the inside is soft, creamy and delicious. Valencay Frais Cendre comes from the Loire Valley region, it is shaped like a shaved pyramid, and aged for about 3 weeks - making it a young, fresh cheese.
The flavor of this goat cheese with ash is mild and nutty. Bring to room temperature before serving, and it will become super soft and gooey. Serve with honey and sugared fruits.