Soft Cheese

Cheeses such as Camembert. Generally, they ripened from their rinds leading to a breakdown of the interior, giving a sumptuous, creamy consistency.
559 - St. Nectaire

St. Nectaire

A smooth textured, earthy flavoured cheese that is matured on a bed of rye straw and matured in humid cellars

St. Nectaire is a French semisoft, washed rind cheese from the Auvergne region of France. Made from the milk of Salers cows that feed on rich, volcanic pastures.The cheese has been made in Auvergne since at least the 17th century.

St. Nectaire fermier takes six to eight weeks to mature on rye straw mats, imparting a pungent smell to the cheese. When aged, it has a greyish-purple washed rind, dotted with white, yellow and red molds. The creamy, supple, silky textured paste melts in the mouth to reveal flavours of nuts, hay and mushrooms.

Not for export  Unpasteurised PLU: 559
per 250g

Key Facts

  • Country Made In France
  • Type of Milk Cow
  • Pasteurisation Unpasteurised
  • Vegetarian No
  • Region Auvergne
  • Organic No
  • Flavour Earthy and nutty
  • Accreditation PDO
  • Weight 250g

Store & Serve

All cut cheeses are cut to order and will have approximately 12 days shelf life on them from the date the order is despatched

  • StorageKeep refrigerated.
  • Instructions for useServe at room temperature.
  • Recommended DrinkHermitage Blanc


  • IngredientsCows' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
  • AllergensMilk
  • Nutritional Information
  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1550 kJ
  • Energy kcal370 kcal
  • Fat28 g
  •      of which saturates 19.8 g
  • Carbohydrates1.2 g
  •      of which sugars <0.5 g
  • Protein21.5 g
  • Salt1.4 g

  • Name & address of food supplierPaxton & Whitfield Ltd, 93 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6JE

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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