Soft Cheese

Cheeses such as Camembert. Generally, they ripened from their rinds leading to a breakdown of the interior, giving a sumptuous, creamy consistency.
747 - Coeur De Neufchatel

Coeur De Neufchatel

Similar to Camembert in taste and texture but richer, coarser and heart-shaped, this is the oldest cheese of Normandie

Produced in the humid region of the Haute-Normandy, Neufchâtel cheeses are fabricated in the artisan way and can take on several forms with the most widespread being the original and surprising heart-shape, 'le coeur'. The story goes that the young women of Neufchâtel-en-Bray offered this cheese to their gallant knights during the Hundred Years War. The monks preferred to say that it represented the wings of an angel. The cheese became very popular in Paris in the early 1800s and is still well-loved today.

The Coeur de Neufchatel has been protected as a cheese since 1977, earning it a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO).

Close relation to the Camembert cheese in its texture and taste, some people actually prefer the Neufchâtel with its coarse, earthy taste and deeper rind.

In 2006, 1532 tons of Neufchâtel cheese was produced by 23 farm producers, 4 artisan producers and 2 dairies


Not for export  Unpasteurised France PLU: 747
£5.75
per cheese

Key Facts

  • Type of Milk Cow
  • Pasteurisation Unpasteurised
  • Country Product of France
  • Region Normandy
  • Organic No
  • Flavour Rich and earthy
  • No Export Not for export outside UK
  • Accreditation PDO
  • Weight 200 g

Store & Serve

  • Recommended DrinkCahors red

Individual cheeses will carry their own Best Before/Use By Date, we endeavour to give a minimum of 7 days from the date the order is despatched

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