Thursday, July 12, 2018

rocamadour -

Rocamadour is a soft textured cheese from France made with raw goat milk. The Rocamadour cheese comes from Lot's department in the Midi-Pyrenees area of southeastern France. At first, this cheese was named "Cabécou de Rocamadour".

When translated from Provencal dialect it means "little cheese from goat's milk". After getting the AOC label, the name of this cheese became "Rocamadour" because the name "Cabécou" has been commonly used. This cheese can be enjoyed at different stages of maturity.

The young Rocamadour cheese is matured for one to two weeks and has a slightly acidic aroma and flavor like peanuts. During the ripening process takes place, forming a thin skin on the cheese. The color of the skin is initially white and then becomes brown or yellow.