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Sainte Maure Petit AshedLoire Valley, France Pasteurised Goat's Milk
Sainte Maure Petit, as the name suggests, is a smaller version of the traditional ashed goat's log, Sainte Maure de Touraine.
Made in the Loire where the soil is mineral-rich, contributing to the goat's diet. The cheese is dusted with a salted charcoal and left to ripen for around four weeks, during which time the wrinkly rind develops, becoming increasingly melty under the surface.
The creamy white pate has flavours of lemon, becoming more nutty and herbaceous with age. The ashed rind lends a salty, slightly peppery note.
Sainte Maure Petite pairs well with Sancerre, Sauvignon Blanc and Roses of the nearby region of Anjou.