One of the oldest type of cheese in Europe (possibly dating back to Roman times), Cantal comes from the Auvergne region of France.
This fermier version of Cantal is made 100% from milk of Salers cows grazing in the high elevation plateau. Salers are a rare breed of cow with a very low milk yield as they can only be milked in the presence of their calves. It actually isn't an AOC requirement to exclusively use Salers breed milk, but fermier versions that do are far superior to mass produced, commercial variants to be found in supermarkets. The fact that our wheels have been personally selected and refined by award winning affineur Christian Janier further elevates the quality, as well as ensuring a very high level of consistency.
The texture of Cantal is semi-firm, moist and slightly crumbly with a natural rind mottled in brown, grey and rust colours. In terms of flavour, Cantal develops a wonderfully complex and blended subtle notes of butter and milk, citrus, caramel and nuts with a very long and pleasant finish.
- Country of Origin: France
- Milk Variety: Cow
- Style of Cheese: Hard
- Pasteurised: No
- For pregnant women: No
- Vegetarian: No