Soft Cheese

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

Selles Sur Cher

A naturally rinded cheese from the Loire Valley with a dense texture and a pleasant lemony tang.

Selles sur Cher is named after the region where it was first commercialised - the Loir-et-Cher. The area of production of the cheese now comprises a group of regions south of the Loire River where the climate is mild. These are: Sologne, Touraine and Champagne Berrichone. This area is renowned for its sandy terrain and clay, which when mixed with the mild climate, gives the hay particular characteristics which flavour the milk of the goats that consume it, and therefore the cheese. Originally the cheese was produced for family consumption, and is still produced in the shape of a flat, bevelled disk.

Selles sur Cher was one of the first cheeses to gain a protected status in 1975, which was then modified in 1980. The Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) of the cheese guarantees the region of production and traditional techniques used to make it. It is matured for 3 weeks in a dry cellar.

The interior of the Selles sur Cher is fine textured, succulent and velvety. Its smell is of walnuts and the flavour is also nutty but with a hint of lemon and salt followed by a mellow sweetness. Like many of the goats' milk cheeses from the Loire, it goes well with dry white wines made from the Sauvignon grape such as Sancerre, and local red wines such as Valencay or Chinon.

Not for export  Goat Unpasteurised PLU: 420
£7.50
per cheese

Key Facts

  • Country Made In France
  • Type of Milk Goat
  • Pasteurisation Unpasteurised
  • Vegetarian No
  • Region Loire
  • Organic No
  • Flavour Sweet and nutty
  • Accreditation PDO
  • Weight 150 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 DrinkRose de Provence
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