Crottin de Chavignol

(4 customer reviews)

Weight: 60

Maturation: minimum 4 weeks

Cheese Type: Uncooked, Unpressed cheese, soft cheese with natural rind

 

Known since the XVIth century, Crottin de Chavignol has two different stories about its name. The first version is that ‘Crottin’ is derived from the word ‘crot’ which means ‘hole’ in Berrichon dialect. Crot was a small oil lamp made with burned clay that looked like the mould used to prepare the cheese.

The other explanation is that older ‘Crottin’ cheese gets harder and browner and tends to look like dung. The French word for an animal dropping being ‘Crotte’.

The texture of AOP Crottin de Chavignol is dry, firm, and breakable but the cheese is melting when you have it in the mouth. It is really herbal, nutty, farmy and goatty. Crumbled on the top of a beetroot salad for a perfect lunch.

Wine Pairing:

Red wines (Cotes du Rhone, Bourgogne)
White wines (Sauvignon Blanc, Sancerre)
Sparkling wines (Champagne)

Raw
Goat
Full
Appelation Origine Controlee (AOC) label
AOC
Appelation Origine Protegge (AOP) label
AOP
Average Retail Price in Hong Kong: HKD 60

Shop Price

HKD39/60g

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Reviews

4 reviews for Crottin de Chavignol

  1. Claud

    Love its small size 😛

  2. Driscoll ck

    A bit of lack of character

  3. Jenny Shen

    great to snack on!

  4. Badet (verified owner)

    My daughter s favorite. Very good goat cheese

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