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Valençay is an unpasteurised soft goat's cheese with AOC status made in the Berry province. This truncated pyramid-shaped cheese is matured for at least 11 days and has a bloomy rind that is dusted with charcoal. It tastes particularly good with a glass of red, rosé or white Valençay wine.

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  • Cheese Valençay (PDO):
  • Focused on the department of Indre, the appellation includes several municipalities of the departments of Indre-et-Loir, the Cher and Loire-et-Cher. It covers loamy soils, more or less stony and clayey limestone, suitable for the establishment of grassland and forage quality, which, in the form of fever, are the staple diet of the goat herd .
  • The Pyramid of Valençay is characterized by its shape harmoniously balanced, regular thin crust, light gray to bluish gray, with its white porcelain paste, homogeneous and smooth. On the nose, it reveals little goat smells of the woods, along with floral nuances. On the palate, it surprised by his firmness and flexibility. His lactic flavor, ranging from fresh nuts and dried fruits, is accompanied by subtle aromas of fruit and hay.
  • The wines of Valençay (AOC) ...
  • Overlooking the Cher River and its tributaries, the vineyard is located in North Valençay the department of Indre, at the intersection of Berry, Touraine and Sologne. The appellation covers 2400 hectares classified in 13 communes of the Indre and a common Loir-et-Cher.
  • The Valençay white, fresh and balanced, combines flavors of citrus, white flowers and exotic fruits. Ideal for fish and goat cheese. The Valençay red in line with those of the Loire Valley. Its powerful aroma with notes of red fruit and spice and structure form a harmonious duo incomparable to accompany grilled red meat or sauce. The Valençay pink summer wine par excellence, flexible, fresh and structured, fits perfectly on the charcuterie or exotic food.
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