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Cantal

2000 years of know-how

Cantal was born 2000 years ago in Haute Auvergne.

This heavy, solid and stocky cylinder was a constant source of food and trading product for the inhabitants of this isolated region.

Cantal’s fruity taste has proven popular since the olden days. Its fame grew both quickly and beyond its borders: the “Natural History” by Pliny the Elder referred to it as the most popular cheeses in Roma and it is also quoted in literature, in particular, the Encyclopaedia of Diderot. Today, this unique and inimitable cheese is still produced on the same land. It draws its strength from its volcanic lands and its mildness from the high pastures bathed in sunshine. The production area is also called the “Green Country” (600,000 ha). It is based on a mass of extinct volcanoes, the Puys, culminating at 1,858 m at “the Plomb du Cantal”, from where it got its name.

It is an uncooked pressed cow’s milk cheese, with a curved wheel shape that weighs 35 to 45 kg. It can be made of raw milk or pasteurised milk (made in the dairy or on the farm). It comes in young, semi-old and old.

The rind of the Cantal is gradually formed during ripening and while its colour darkens, its thickness increases.

With these 3 stages of ripening, the Cantal’s flavours are reinforced and the pleasures of tasting too.

Photo d'un fromage AOP Cantal

The Cantal of Paul Dischamp

Cantal PDO Jeune Pasteurisé

Cantal PDO Jeune Pasteurisé

With 30 to 60 days of ripening it is “Young”, with a fresh and milky flavour in fine white-grey rind.

Cantal PDO Entre-Deux Pasteurisé

Cantal PDO Entre-Deux Pasteurisé

Our PDO Cantal Entre-Deux is ripened for 90 to 210 days.

Cantal PDO Entre Deux au Lait Cru

Cantal PDO Entre Deux au Lait Cru

From 90 to 210 days of ripening it takes on a gold aspect, its taste blooms and becomes more pronounced.

Cantal PDO Vieux au Lait Cru

Cantal PDO Vieux au Lait Cru

After ripening for at least 240 days, it becomes “Old”. Our Cantal Vieux au lait cru has powerful, spicy and strong aromas.

Cantal PDO Entre-Deux Fermier

Cantal PDO Entre-Deux Fermier

The Cantal PDO Entre-Deux Fermier is produced at the farm, in wooden “gerles” and ripened from 90 to 210 days.

Cantal PDO Vieux Fermier

Cantal PDO Vieux Fermier

The Cantal PDO Vieux Fermier is produced at the farm, in wooden “gerles” and ripened for over 240 days.

Cantal PDO Jeune cheese cubes

Cantal PDO Jeune cheese cubes

Soft and fresh, the Cantal PDO Jeune is now to be savoured in cubes! Perfect to go with salads or as a snack.

Cantal PDO Entre-Deux cheese cubes

Cantal PDO Entre-Deux cheese cubes

Flavourful and fruity, the Cantal PDO Entre-Deux is now to be savoured in cubes! Perfect to go with salads or as a snack.

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