Couronne de Fontenay
A perfectly charming French cheese from the heart of the Loire Valley made with pasteurized milk in small forms coated with vegetable ash.
Inside the cheese is stark white with a chalky texture in the center but developing a creamier paste closest to the rind with bright, lactic flavors.
The longer the period of aging, the drier the paste of the cheese becomes.
Suggested Wine Pairings
- Elate Grange Cuvee
- Frolic Viognier
Couronne de Fontenay is one of the several French cheeses coming from master affineur Rodolphe Le Meunier who continues the traditions and excellence inherited from 3 generations of cheesemongers.
The name of this elegant cheese means "crown" as it is shaped in a small crown-like ring.
After a 1-month aging period Couronne de Fontenay cheese develops a bloomy rind with its characteristic bluish-grey coloring. While edible, some people prefer to cut the rind away, especially if it is considered too thick.