Abbaye de Citeaux

Weight: 350

Maturation: 2 months

Cheese Type: Uncooked, Unpressed soft cheese with washed rind

The Abbaye de Citeaux cheese continues to be meticulously crafted by the monks of Citeaux Abbey, nestled in the picturesque region of Burgundy, France. With a storied history dating back to the 11th century, the abbey’s cheesemaking tradition has stood the test of time. The monks proudly employ age-old techniques, ensuring the production of a truly distinctive and delectable cheese. With each wheel of Abbaye de Citeaux, one can taste the legacy of centuries-old craftsmanship and the dedication of the monastic community.

Abbaye de Cîteaux cheese reveals all its qualities at the end of a two-month ripening period. The texture becomes creamy and the skin is covered with a fine, almost transparent, white foamy down. This cheese has a delicate, predominantly floral taste.
It can be enjoyed on its own with a toast of bread, but it is also perfect for “Citeaux-flette”: a revisited tartiflette. With potatoes, bacon bits, onions and melted Citeaux cheese on top.

Store it in the refrigerator, wrapped in parchment paper, and consume within a few weeks of purchasing for optimal freshness and flavour.

Wine Pairing:

Burgundy red wines (Beaune, St Romain)




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