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 PLU: 747
per cheese

Key Facts

  • Country Made In France
  • Type of Milk Cow
  • Pasteurisation Unpasteurised
  • Vegetarian No
  • Region Normandy
  • Organic No
  • Flavour Rich and earthy
  • Accreditation PDO
  • Weight 200 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 DrinkCahors red


  • IngredientsCows' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
  • AllergensMilk
  • Nutritional Information
  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1229 kJ
  • Energy kcal297 kcal
  • Fat25.4 g
  •      of which saturates 18.0 g
  • Carbohydrates0.4 g
  •      of which sugars 0.4 g
  • Protein16.6 g
  • Salt1.6 g

  • Name & address of food supplierFromagerie du Pays de Bray , ZI de Sainte Radegonde 76270 Neufchâtel en Bray

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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