|It is said that this cheese was once made in the shape of a pyramid, but on seeing it, Napoleon became angry because it reminded him of his Egyptian defeat. He angrily chopped off the top with his sword, creating a truncated shape. Valencay has been AOC protected since 1998.|
|Seasons:||Spring, Summar, Fall|
|Weight and Shape:||200-250g, truncated pyramid|
This natural-rinded cheese is covered in salted charcoal ashes. It has a soft, moist paste and a mild and slightly nutty flavour.
How to enjoy:
Valencay is delicious paired with all fruity and lively white wines of the Berry and Touraine regions of France, especially Sancerre.
|Dry White wine:||Valençay (Sauvignon, Chardonnay grapes)|
|Light Red Wine:||Touraine (Gamay Noir, Cabernet-Franc grapes)|
References: fromages.com | cheese.com | wikipedia.org