Chabichou du Poitou

Chabichou du Poitou is an AOC, goat milk cheese from the Poitou-Charentes region of France. The legend of this cheese dates as far back to the 8th century when the Saracens arrived to the area with goats and goat cheeses. In fact, its name is derived from the Arabic word chebi, meaning a young goat. They are manufactured in small cylindrical shapes that are 6cm tall and weigh approximately 6oz.  It is a slightly aged cheese, with a wrinkled rind and a chalky pate. When the cheese is young, it tastes mild and creamy with hazelnut undertones. As it ages, it becomes dried with a more pronounced flavor and a tangy finish.

Country: France
Region: Haut Poitou
Texture: Semi Firm Bloomy Rind
Type of Milk: Goat
Aging Time: 10 Days
Pasteurized: Typically unpasteurized although both versions are produced