Cantal cheese is one of the oldest cheeses in France dating to the times of the Gaul’s rule. It received an Appellation d’Origine (AOC) status from the administrative region of Cantal in the Auvergne region in 1956. This has ensured that the semi-hard, uncooked, pressed cheese has the features and characteristics attributable to the area of origin. A well-aged Cantal has a thick crust and is a cheese connoisseur’s delight. Due to the lengthy ripening period, the cheese has become more strongly flavoured and is a typical hard cheese with a firm, brittle and crumbly paste. The 8-month stay inside the dairy cellars let Cantal develop a peppery and spicy aroma. This cheese is aged in-house 18 months.
Comparable Cheese: Comte, Aged Etorki
- Rind: Natural
- Vegetarian: No
- Type: Hard
- Pairing: Cabernet Franc