Sainte-Maure de Touraine cheese

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Sainte-Maure de Touraine cheese


Sainte-Maure de Touraine is an AOP cheese produced from whole, unpasteurised goats’ milk in Centre and Poitou-Charentes.

It is log shaped, around 16-17 cm in length, and weighs at least 250 g. It is white and soft under a greyish mouldy rind. A remarkable feature is the straw through its centre, marked by the AOC seal and a number indicating the producer. The straw is used to keep the roll together.

Sainte-Maure de Touraine is made with traditional methods and is allowed to mature for at least 10 days and can be up to 6 weeks. It is covered in ash and has a thin blue or white edible rind. The interior is white or ivory and is un-pressed.

It is a hard-ish cheese, and crumbles easily. The young varieties have moist granules, but as it develops mould, it becomes dry, harder and become denser. The aroma is typical of goat and the flavour is slightly salty, full, mellow and lemony, which intensifies as it matures.

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Cheese type Calories per 100g
American cheese 371
Blue cheese 353
Camembert cheese 299
Cheddar cheese 402
Cottage cheese 98
Edam cheese 357
Farmer's cheese 98
Feta cheese 264
Fontina cheese 389
Goat cheese 364
Gouda cheese 356
Gruyere cheese 413
Mozzarella cheese 280
Parmesan cheese 431
Pimento cheese 375
Provolone cheese 352
Queso blanco cheese 310
Ricotta cheese 174
Roquefort cheese 369
Swiss cheese 380

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