According to history, Valençay was originally a tall pyramid-shaped cheese. Since it was often sent to Napoleon, Talleyrand, Napolean Foreign Minister, had the cheese “decapitated” in order not to remind Napoleon defeat in Egypt.

Origin France

Production & Aging Ripened for at least 10 days and can be stored in the cellar for up to 5 weeks

Appearance Pyramid form blanketet by a salted and ash rind

Taste & Texture Lightly piquant

Wine Pairing Suggestions Sauvignon Blanc

Beer Pairing Suggestions Farmhouse Ale, Fruited Berliner Weisse, Pilsner, Saison

Similar Cheeses Pouligny-Saint-Pierre

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