Sainte-Maure de Touraine

(9 customer reviews)

Weight: 250

Maturation: minimum 10 days

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

Did you know? There is a engraved rye straw inserted in the middle of this AOC cheese to first, keep the shape of the cheese and second, attest of the AOC and get a traceability of the producer!

Sainte-Maure de Touraine appeared after the battle of Poitiers in 972. Legend has it that the prisoners entrusted the secret of the recipe to the inhabitants of the Sainte-Maure de Touraine plateau. In those days, Sainte-Maure de Touraine was made by the grandmother or youngest daughter of the family and it was produced only for the family’s own consumption. It still weighs 250g, since this represents the quantity of milk that a single goat can produce each day.

This cheese reveals scents of undergrowth, damp cellar and straw on the surface, while its heart reveals a fresh, tangy, milky flavour. It has a light, typical taste of goat’s cheese and hazelnut, as well as more pronounced and varied aromas on the rind.
Store in the fridge and consume within a few days.

Wine Pairing:

Red wines (Chinon)
White wines (Vouvray, Menetou-Salon)

Appelation Origine Controlee (AOC) label
Appelation Origine Protegge (AOP) label

Shop Price

Original price was: HKD99.Current price is: HKD69./250g

The shop price guarantees delivery any day of the week*. See our delivery guidelines


9 reviews for Sainte-Maure de Touraine

  1. Nicolas Guyon

    One of my favorite goat cheeses! A must try!

  2. PY

    Lovely! Good on bread or crackers with a little jam.

  3. Mary H.

    Delicious on bread with a drizzle of olive oil. As noted by others re: storage, we keep this cheese (and really, most other opened cheeses) in an air-tight pyrex box.

  4. HS

    This cheese is my favorite goat cheese! Must try

  5. Marine Vallee

    I love goat cheese, and this one is so nice! I like the clean taste and freshness

  6. Claud

    Always a safe choice of goat cheese. I need to wipe away the water droplet inside the container every day as it is not sealed.

  7. Prasad.Eka (verified owner)

    Packaging could be better as the cheese dries quite quickly in the fridge. Else a good nutty flavour and soft texture.

  8. Philip (verified owner)

    An excellent cheese! It really wants to be out of the fridge for at least an hour before eating. Remember to put it on a plate. It will try to run away at room temperature.

  9. Paul C (verified owner)

    This is a very solid example of a Sainte-Maure, and as described it pairs very well with a glass of Chinon. Care is need in storing it though – the container as supplied is not air-tight and I find that, unless it is eaten within a couple of days of delivery, it needs to be put in an air-tight box in the fridge to avoid drying out.

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