A soft cheese with a flowery rind on the top, originating from the Pays de Bray region. With its silky white rind, delicate salty and milky flavours.
Its original shape has been known in Normandy since the 6th century. Legend has it that during the Hundred Years War Normandy peasants were sending this heart-shaped cheese to soldiers to show their love.
This cheese is available in 600g and 200g sizes.
PDO Neufchâtel is a protected designation of origin in Normandy. Like all PDOs, it is associated with a precisely defined territory, a specific raw material and a specific know-how. We cannot produce PDOs elsewhere than in the defined area.
Norman cheeses go perfectly well with many French food and wine gastronomy. Our cheesmakers recommend to you some indulgent cheese alliances.
There is a specific technique to draining the curd when producing PDO Neufchatel. For the other three PDO Norman cheeses, the serum is removed from the curd after when the cheese has been moulded. The technique is somewhat different for PDO Neufchatel. Once the milk is processed into curds it is filtered in order to bring out the serum. For this to happen it is put into hanging cheesecloths and left to hang so that we can press to obtain the ideal curd for production. The cheesecloths are then taken down and stored in a cool place overnight. It is only after this step that the curd is salted and the cheese is moulded into shape.