Thursday, July 12, 2018

valencay -

Valençay is a blunt pyramid-shaped French cheese made with pasteurized pasteurized milk. The origin of this cheese is in the southern part of the Loire Valley.

The surface of the Valençay cheese is sprinkled with black charcoal or with dust. The bluish gray mold grows on the surface of the cheese. The weight of this cheese ranges from 7 to 9 ounces.

According to legend, this form of cheese was once a perfect pyramid with a pointed tip. When Napoleon was defeated in battle in Egypt, he was summoned to Valençay castle. When he saw Valençay cheese he was reminded of the Egyptian pyramid and then cut off the tip of the cheese until it was a dull shape.