Made from cows that feed on the very rich and perfumed volcanic pasture lands of the Auvergne region of France. The aging process is carried out in old wine cellars. At maturity the thick rind gives off a subtle, slightly pungent smell of rye straw and mushroom.
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: Pair with a 'natural’ wines, made with indigenous yeasts, as a Beaujolais. They are a good match with stronger flavoured ‘fermier' cheeses