le marquis chevre An ingot of silky gold
- Producer – Will Studd Selected
- Origin - France
- Milk Type - Goat
- Ageing - 3 weeks
We are lucky that one of our mates, Will Studd, happens to also be
the top cheese guru in the world. If you haven’t watched his show,
Cheese Slices, check it out! Will’s wine friends wanted a cheese that
was not “goaty” like many of the other soft goats cheeses that
were out there. Will being Will accepted the challenge and worked
with a producer in the village of Pelussin in the Rhone Valley of
south-eastern France to create a non-‘bucky’ goats milk cheese
that would suit a great Sav Blanc of Pinot Noir. The ingot shaped
cheese rightfully bears the now-famous Will Studd insignia.
Chevres are quite often a polarising cheese. You either love them
or your don’t. This cheese has lost much of its ‘goatiness’ as it ages.
It still retains some of its tanginess that pairs so well with more
acidic wines such as a Sav Blanc. This cheese has been created
using modern techniques and the thin rind has specially selected
and slow-growing moulds and bacteria. It’s soft feel will surely
Goat cheese facts of the day...
Although goats milk cheese can be so amazingly rich, creamy, silky
and luscious, it also has some advantages over its bovine
counterpart. Goat cheese has about 60% of the fat, cholesterol and
calories of cow’s milk. They are a grazing animal which means they
eat many different plant types, all of which influence the flavour of
the milk. Regional differences are more noticeable that come
through in the cheese. Chevre contains less lactose and a different
protein structure allowing people who are allergic to cow milk, to
eat the wonder that is Chevre.
• Sav Blanc
• Pinot Noir
• Pale Ale
• Fig & Fennel Paste
• Tasmanian Honey
Images courtesy of Will Studd.