St Nectaire a great French cheese that will please everybody!
Saint Nectaire, a French uncooked pressed cheese, was first introduced to the court of King Louis XIV by the Marshal of France Henry de Sennecterre. Saint Nectaire cheese is produced in the volcanic pasture lands of the Auvergne region of France. The richness of this natural grassland makes for milk with delicate aromas and gives the Saint Nectaire its original taste. This cheese has a soft, cream-coloured texture and a delicate nutty and mushroom flavour.
Country of origin: France Region, town: Auvergne, Bayat Source of milk: Cow's Milk Texture: Semi-soft, creamy, smooth and supple Flavour: Grassy, mushroomy and nutty Aging time: Minimum 28 days
Serving suggestion: Saint Nectaire is a great choice on a cheeseboard or alternatively it can be used in tarts, pies, or sandwich. This can also be used as Raclette or fondue.
Wine Pairing: Saint Nectaire cheese pair with a 'natural’ wines, made with indigenous yeasts, as a Beaujolais. They are a good match with stronger flavoured ‘fermier' cheese.
Soft and fresh. Correct taste and smell. Much better than Saint Nectaire purchased from another deli in Brisbane. Collected it directly from the warehouse. Will definitely buy cheese again from Deliss Artisan.
What a discovery!
I had this cheese in a restaurant and loved it ... tracked it down to Deliss. It's beautifully rich and complex with a lovely semi-hard texture. It's a washed rind and that gives it an intriguing but not overpowering aroma and contributes subtly to the complexity.