Bucheron is a French Goat’s milk cheese from the Poitou-Charentes region. When biting into a wedge of Bucheron, the change in texture and flavor from the rind to the center will take your taste buds on a cheesy adventure. The wheels are aged for between six and eight weeks, allowing for a thin, edible white rind to form. The layer beneath the rind, sometimes spanning up to an inch thick is a rich, creamy, easily spread consistency. Beneath the ‘cream line’ is the thicker crumbly center, almost taking on the consistency of soft clay, melts on your tongue and gives off a fresher, almost lemony flavor.
It is an exceptionally interesting cheese that is best enjoyed in its natural state, with crusty break, crackers and grapes. If you are looking for a wine pairing, try it with a sparkling wine to cut through the fatty outer rim and compliment the flavors of the center.
Upon receipt of your order the ice pack may no longer be frozen. This is expected and should not be the cause of alarm. The cheese should be cool to room temperature. Once rewrapped and stored properly the cheese will last up to 3 weeks.
For optimal storage allowing the cheese to breathe and retain moisture wrap the cheese in wax paper, plastic wrap or tin foil upon arrival.
A - Bloomy rind, tomes, hard or dry rind cheeses - wrap only the cut surface in plastic wrap, leaving the rind exposed so the cheese can breathe.
B - Blue cheeses should be wrapped securely in tin foil.
C - Washed rind cheeses should be wrapped in wax paper.
D - Small cheeses such as goat’s milk crottin should be wrapped in wax paper.
E - Soft cheeses store well in waxed paper or sealed containers.
Store your cheese in a cool, damp place such as a wine cellar, larder, wine cabinet, or in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator (the warmest part of the refrigerator).
As a general rule, aged hard cheeses last longer than softer, less aged varieties.
For the fullest flavor it is recommended to bring cheese to room temperature before serving.
* See cheese label for proper storage recommendations
To ensure product quality all cheese will ship overnight May 1 through October 1 due to warm summer temperatures.
October through May all cheese will ship 2nd Day, with an Overnight option available at an additional charge.