Type of Milk:
Goat. Selles-sur-Cher sold in the United States is made with pasteurized milk.
France, Loire Valley region
Like many goat cheeses from the Loire Valley, the outside of Selle-sur-Cher is coated in edible ash. The ash is flavorless but adds a stunning visual contrast against the stark white goat cheese.
Sweet, nutty, and peppery with mildly tangy acidity. The texture varies depending on ripeness, but it is typically dense and chewy.
Uses and Pairings:
Lovely with fruit spreads made from apricot, orange, or fig. Pair with a white wine that can match the acidity in the cheese, such as a Sauvignon Blanc.