Tour De France Cheese Selection
The 2018 Tour de France, the 105th edition of the race, will begin on July 7 in the Vendée region in north west France and will conclude in Paris on July 29. Over the course of 21 stages, the riders will face six mountain stages, one individual time trial, one team time trial, eight flat stages and five moderately hilly stages, all for a total distance of 3229km. Our cheese selection highlights areas of this tour.
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Chabichou - Poitou-Charentes, France (200g) – goats' milk – unpasteurised. This cheese comes in the shape of a truncated cylinder called "bonde". Chabichou comes coated with a thin layer of grey-blue islets and an edible wrinkled rind dotted with occasional gray patches. Cut the cheese and it reveals a firm, creamy bright white interior before unwinding a thin buttery layer. Even though it smells typically “goaty”, the flavours are sweet with a bit of salty and tangy edge at the end. As the cheese ages, it becomes savory, piquant and nutty.