A firm, moist,
ivory paste and a full, goaty flavour.
A region of France renowned for its goats
cheeses, Touraine is situated West of the Loire Valley. In the 8th century,
when the Saracens were expelled from the region, they left behind a legacy
of goats and recipes for cheesemaking. Many small towns in the area now
make artisanal cheeses. Cabri is one such fermier or farmhouse cheese,
made from the milk of local goats.
Cabri takes 4 weeks to ripen in humid cellars.
The rind starts off life white, but once mature it takes on a reddish
tint. After full maturation it becomes blue-grey in appearance.
Typically weighing 180 grammes, our Cabri
is conical in shape with a flat top. It stands approximately 6cm high,
with a base of 4cm and a 3cm top. Fat content is usually 45%.
This cheese has a firm and moist, crumbly
pāte and has a strong goaty flavour. It is excellent on the cheeseboard,
but also can hold its own when part of a sauce, and can also be enjoyed
with a glass of red wine from the Poitou region.