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.