Soft Cheese

Cheeses such as Camembert. Generally, they ripened from their rinds leading to a breakdown of the interior, giving a sumptuous, creamy consistency.
167 - Mothais Sur Feuille

Mothais Sur Feuille

An attractive soft goats milk cheese that is wrapped in a chestnut leaf to moderate the moisture levels.

Paul Georgelet learnt his cheese making skills from watching the older women in his village make cheese when he was younger, and is proud of the fact he has learnt nothing from theory, all in practice. 90% of the milk he uses to make his cheeses comes from his own goats.

The Mothais Sur Feuille is similar in style to the better-known and protected Chabichou du Poitou. Unlike the little tower-shaped Chabichou, this cheese is oval and is wrapped in a dried Chestnut leaf. Monsieur Georgelet, amongst others, is striving to keep the cheese unrivalled and unique through obtaining a Protected Designation of Origin. The PDO will stipulate, among other things, that the addition of the leaf occurs between 3-5 days after the cheese is made, something fundamental to the quality of the cheese according to those who make it.. The function of the leaf is twofold. Firstly aesthetic, and secondly and most importantly, it takes moisture from the cheese because it is dried, but retains it and gives it back to the cheese as and when the cheese needs it. This is evident on the mature cheese as when it is broken in half, it is creamy to the crust on the side where the leaf has been. It is therefore imperative to never peel the leaf from the cheese until eaten.

This cheese is a stylish and eye-catching addition to any cheese board, but most importantly has a full, complex and rich flavour with a creamy yet firm texture that in our opinion makes it one of the best goat cheeses you can find.

Not for export  Goat Unpasteurised PLU: 167
per cheese

Key Facts

  • Country Made In France
  • Type of Milk Goat
  • Pasteurisation Unpasteurised
  • Vegetarian No
  • Region Poitou Charentes
  • Organic No
  • Flavour Strong and salty
  • Accreditation None
  • Weight 230 g

Store & Serve

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

  • StorageKeep refrigerated.
  • Instructions for useServe at room temperature.
  • Recommended DrinkSancerre


  • IngredientsGoats' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
  • AllergensMilk
  • Name & address of food supplierGeorgelet , Sarl Paul Georgelet 6 Route de La Caille 79 110 Villemain

These summary details have been prepared for information purposes only. While we have taken care in preparing this summary and believe it is accurate, it is not a substitute for reading the product packaging and label prior to use. Paxton & Whitfield is unable to accept liability for any incorrect information. If you require specific advice, please contact our mail order team on 01451 823460 or email

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