The cheese is distinctive, being pyramidal in shape and golden brown in colour with speckles of grey-blue mould, and is often known by the nicknames "Eiffel Tower" or "Pyramid". It has a square base 6.5cm wide, is around 9cm high, and weighs 250g. The interior is bright white with a smooth, crumbly texture that mixes an initial sour taste with salty and sweet overtones. The exterior has a musty odour reminiscent of hay.
There are two types of the cheese: ‘fermier’ (farmhouse) and ‘industriel’ (dairy), the ‘fermier’ bearing a green label, and ‘industriel’ a red label. The production is typical of the great goats’ cheeses of the Loire Valley. The coagulating milk is placed whole into moulds with holes to drain the whey. It is then dried in a well-ventilated cellar and matured for at least two weeks, although the best examples are left for up to five weeks. Production now occurs all year round although farmhouse manufacturers produce between spring and autumn.
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