CHAOURCE Aoc,a cheese from Champagne-Ardennes region
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Named from a small village of the Champagne-Ardennes region,Aube department in the east of France,Chaource cheese is an unpasteurized cow's milk cheese,cylindrical in shape,10-15 cm in diameter,6 cm thick with a 50% fat content.It is similar to Camembert cheese but with a creamier texture:it melts in the mouth!
It has a white downy (penicillium candidum) edible rind,sometimes spotted with red patches and a ivory-colored center.In the young cheeses,the paste is light yellow with a chalky texture but when aged,it becomes very creamy,almost liquid.
It has a nutty flavor and is little bit salty when fully matured.The best Chaource cheeses are made in Spring.
CHAOURCE,a village of 1100 residents offers 2 highlights: -a 12th-16th centuries church
-an interesting cheese Museum open except Tuesday from 0090 -1200 and 1400-1800.