Crottin D'Antan 12/60G
(Imported Cheeses: France)
In the early 8th Century CE, Arabian invaders known as Saracens came over the Pyrenees and invaded France, settling in the Loire Valley. Barely a century later, the French had given the Saracens the heave-ho, but not without first learning their cheesemaking recipes and absconding with their goats. Today, we enjoy the spoils of their victory in the form of delicious cheeses such as this one. Perfectly snack-sized, this petite puck is aged for just a few weeks, long enough for it to develop its rolling Geotrichum rind. Beneath is a compact, flaky paste that begins fresh, moist and bright, and matures into a piquant, robust, nutty treat with a drier, almost gratable texture. Beautiful in a retail case or on a cheese plate.