|Country of Origin||France|
|Milk||Raw cow’s milk|
|Producer||Abbey of St Nicolas de Citeaux|
|Taste||Mild, nutty, earthy, creamy, milky, sweet, gentle acidity|
|Weight and Shape||750 g (1 lb 10 oz), round shape|
|Size||Diameter 18 cm (7 in), Height 4 cm (1.5 in)|
|Texture||Soft interior paste, semi-soft and supple exterior|
|Pairing||Beaujolais, Bourgogne, Volnay or any light Burgundy wine|
The Abbey of St Nicolas de Citeaux is an extremely rare cheese even in France. You will seldom see this cheese outside the region of Burgundy because only 60 tons of it are made each year from approximately 70 Montbéliarde cows.
This cheese was founded around 900 years ago but it was only in 1925 that the resident Trappist monks began to make this soft and mild cheese.
Abbaye de Cîteaux Tasting Notes
This smoothy and creamy cheese has a greyish-yellow rind and is relatively milder compared to other washed rind, Trappist-style cheeses.
How to Enjoy (PAIRING)
Pairs incredibly well with light Burgundy wine and fruity red wine. Our favorite wine pairings include:
- Clos Saint-Denis
Our favorite cracker to go along with Abbaye de Cîteaux:
- Delicious crackers with a classic flavor and delicate crunch for a satisfying bite every time; Excellent to serve at formal or casual gatherings of any size
- Crisp, flaky crackers with an original taste that will satisfy the host and guests alike; A great canvas for your favorite toppings including cheese, deli meats, nuts, fruits, vegetables, and more
- Made with quality ingredients for excellent taste and texture; Non-GMO Project Verified: RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil; Contains wheat ingredients; May contain milk and soy ingredients.
- Stock your home pantry so you're ready for any impromptu gathering with family and friends; A staple for any cheese or charcuterie board
- Includes 6, 4.25-ounce boxes containing Carr's Original Table Water Crackers; Packaged for freshness and great taste
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