France, Loire Valley region
Soft cheese with a crust of white mold
200 grams / 1 kg
23% from final product
100% goat’s milk
Rabbi A. Ralbag
About the product:
Saint Maure is made as a roll with a straw cane through its center. The straw is intended to facilitate handling of the delicate cheese and helps air flow through the cheese’s core in the first days of aging. The straw is removed at the end of the aging process, before packing. Another special characteristic of Saint Maure is the lactic fermentation that it undergoes during manufacturing, without use of bacteria. When it ripens, the coating becomes dry and hard, and the inner part of the cheese becomes soft and almost liquid.
About the Brand:
Soignon is a brand manufactured by the Eurial Corporation, founded in 1895 in the Loire Valley. The corporation has evolved constantly and is today the largest goat cheese manufacturer in all of Europe. A 2013 survey found that 44% of French homes consume Eurial goat cheeses. The corporation has factories in many regions, usually where goat milk production is highly developed.
Saint Maure is a classic on a cheese tray, good for creamed vegetables and potatoes, and excellent for the classic Chevre Chaud dish – a lettuce salad overlaid with toasted bread and a slice of goat cheese warmed in a grill. The dish is seasoned with vinaigrette dressing and goes perfectly with red wine.