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Petit Billy


Country: France
Region: Loire
Texture: Fresh
Type of Milk: Goat
Aging time: 2 weeks
Pasteurized: Yes

Petit Billy is a fresh goat’s milk cheese from the Loire region in France. It is a relatively new cheese that was first introduced in 1986 and has quickly become a very popular cheese. Because it is fresh, the cheese has no rind and a bright white pate. The milk is sourced from the Saanen breed of goats which are considered to be of high quality. When the cheese is at its freshest, its texture can resemble a slightly firmer version of ricotta cheese. As it ages, Petit Billy loses moisture and becomes firmer in texture and stronger in flavor. The cheese is milky and rich with a slight tangy finish. - A website devoted to cheese education
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