sainte-maure de touraine

Sainte-Maure de Touraine

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This goat's milk cheese has a fresh aroma of hay and a lemony, acidic taste. Easy to recognize by the rye straw impaled in the cheese and covered with a combination of ash and salt. The more aged the Sainte-Maure, the firmer and flakier it gets. Perfect with dry white wines.

recipes featuring Sainte-Maure de Touraine

Origin Loire Valley, France

Production & Aging Hand-ladled curds that develops the thin, mottled mold rind over a period of 3-4 weeks. Aging 3 to 5 weeks

Appearance no thick, slipping skin, no soapy, goaty bite

Taste & Texture balanced tang with walnut aromas and a lemony finish

Wine Pairing Suggestions Chenin Blanc, Sancerre

Sainte-Maure de Touraine


  • 1 soft cheese
  • 1 semi-soft cheese
  • 1 hard cheese
  • 1 blue cheese


  • Allow the cheese to come to room temperature before serving. It should take around an hour. Slice and arrange your cheese clockwise from mild to strong. Garnish with fruit, nuts and sliced baguette. 

Serves: 4