£6.00 Per 150g
A soft cheese with a natural rind, Selle Sur Cher is fine and silky.
It stands out for its peculiar shape, thanks to filling pyramid-shape moulds with a ladle during manufacture. You’ll also recognise its grey-blue moulds that form on its round disc coating as it matures, thanks to a dusting of charcoal ash.
It’s a whole goat’s milk cheese, so it’s strong in flavour with a salty rind.
The flavours you pick up from this cheese are thanks to the goats’ diet: the valley hay they eat gives Selles Sur Cher such a strong flavour. The flavour’s also due to the spraying of charcoal powder mixed with salt on the cheese. As it matures, the rind develops a blue mould that adds to the strong goaty taste.
Such a strong cheese needs a fresh and light wine. We recommend a rosé, like the increasingly popular Domaine de Triennes. Its fruity flavours and aromas are a great balance for a powerful goat’s cheese.
About the producer
Produced in a protected area spanning varies counties of Western France, Selles sur Cher is a wholly made from goat’s milk. The climate gives it a unique taste and aroma, and it’s matured for a minimum of ten days (and up to three weeks). The salting and ashing that creates the distinctive rind is thanks to the cheese-maker’s expertise, with methods thought to date back to the 12th century.
How to enjoy
For a strong cheese with an even stronger, edible rind, we like to keep things simple. A slightly melting texture goes well with a sweet cracker, letting the cheese melt in your mouth first for a real flavour-kick.
Get in touch with us about the Selle-sur-Cher Cheese and we would be happy to help you.
Our utmost concern is get you the right cheese in the right condition right to your door. All orders are posted on a next day service so as not to spend too much time in transit. Each package will come with a gel ice pack to keep the temperature in the box as low as possible.
- Standard Delivery
Delivery within mainland UK, highland and Islands of Scotland, 3 - 5 working days.
- Free Delivery
Free over £40 for all mainland UK orders, 3 - 5 working days.
- Local Delivery
Set within the allocated postcodes specified. Delivery will be arranged directly.
- Local Pickup
Pickup directly from our York shop. We will contact when your order is ready.
- Free Local Delivery
Local delivery when orders are over £40, Delivery will be arranged directly.