Cantal is an AOC cows milk cheese from the town of Cantal in the Auvergne region in southern France. It is one of the oldest cheeses in France. It is a semi-hard cheese that is produced using only salers cattle. The curds are pressed, broken up, and salted several times before it is molded into its cylindrical shape.  The cheese had a fairly dense texture, with flavors ranging from sweet and milky, to powerful and nutty depending on how long it ages. Cantal is classified into the different categories depending on its aging time:

  • Cantal Jeune (aged 1-2 months)
  • Cantal entre-deaux (aged 2-6 months)
  • Cantal vieux (aged more than 6 months)

Cantal Vieux

Country: France
Region: Auvergne
Texture: Semi-hard
Type of milk: cows milk
Aging Time: 1-6+ months
Pasteurized: Typically unpasteurized although both versions are produced