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Cheese: Crottin de Chavignol

Posted: June 26, 2000

Crottin de Chavignol

Cheese: Crottin de Chavignol
Region: France
Milk: Goat

This cheese has a white rind which darkens to blue-gray and eventually black with aging. Flavors of spices and nuts increase with maturity as the texture becomes dry and chalky. Don't take the name literally (in French crottin means "horse-droppings.") because it just refers to the shape and color of the mature version.

Wine: red or white Sancerre

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