Today is my tenth day on the French Cheese Challenge! I am still enjoying it, and no I do not eat a whole block of cheese each day – but I do taste the designated cheese each day!
For today’s cheese I have decided to try a new goat’s cheese, Chabichou du Poitou (which is also known as Chabichou). This cheese has a natural rind, with a firm and creamy texture. While I like goat’s cheese, I tend to prefer it cooked. I did try the cheese raw (after all this is a challenge), and I did enjoy it – it is very creamy. But, I did prefer it cooked (I grilled it on slices of tomato for about 15 minutes) on a salad. And a glass of Sauvignon Blanc to go with it was wonderful!
Chabichou du Poitou was granted AOC status in 1990, thanks in part to the efforts of Ségolène Royal. The AOC area takes in south Haut-Poitou – the south of Vienne, the Deux-Sèvres and the north of the Charente.
Read about my 365 French Cheese Challenge … and stick around to see if after 365 days Rocamadour is still my favourite French cheese.