Homepage > Cheeses on sale > Individual cheeses > Valencay


Valencay, goat milk cheese available to sell

The Valencay’s form, a four-sided, truncated pyramid from berrichon goat’s raw milk has similar characteristics of many other cheeses from this area, such as the Pouligny-Saint-Pierre, the Levroux. History tells us that the original shape was a perfect pyramid. The shape of the Valencay was changed according to two stories. Napoléon returning from the disastrous campaign in Egypt stopped at the castle of Valençay ; saw the cheese ; in a fit of anger draw his sword and chopped the top off. Needless to say it was one of Napoleon’s favorite cheeses. Another story is told that the farmers wanted to copy the steeple of the village church. The Valençay is made by allowing the curd to drain in a mould, it is then removed and covered with salted charcoal ash and allowed to ripen for about 4 to 5 weeks in a well ventilated cellar at 80% humidity. During this period the rind of the Valensay will thicken slightly and acquire blue marks. Its taste is mellow and savory to the palate. The pate texture is fine-grained and cream.


En savoir plus
Matière grasse (%) : 45%
Ferment : oui
Traitement du lait : lait cru / Raw milk / leche cruda / Rohe Milch
Ingrédients : lait cru de chèvre, sel, ferments lactiques, presure / goat raw milk, salt, lactic ferments, rennet / Leche cruda de cabra, sal, fermentos lácticos, cuajo / Rohe Ziegenmilch, Salz, Milchsäurebakterien, Renne
Allergènes : cendres de charbon de bois / wood ashes / Cenizas de carbón vegetal

Select your country of delivery to order
Spring - Summer - Fall
1 month minimum For US delivery maturing extended over 60 days


220 g (7,7 Ozs)

Pairing cheese and wine

Dry white wine: Valençay (Sauvignon, Chardonnay grapes) Light red wine: Touraine (Gamay Noir, Cabernet-Franc grapes)



Select your country of delivery to order