|Chabichou du Poitou - soft goat's milk aged AOC cheese - 5.3 oz/150 gr, France.
The Poitou-Charentes region is the cradle of the goat cheese producers. The victory of Charles Martel over the Sarrasins at Poitiers in 732 created a rebirth of goat cheeses (chebli in Arabic, from which comes Chabichou) which has made Poitou famous. Chabichou was awarded the AOC in 1990.
Texture: The rind is thin with white, yellow and blue mold. The pate is firm and should keep a certain elasticity, but after a long period of maturing the pate will become crumbly.
Taste: The cheese has a sweet and delicate taste, touched by a faintly acidic and salty flavor.
Appropriate wines: Light and fruity wines, Sancerre or Pouilly fume.
Fat in Cheese: 50%