|Country of Origin||France|
|Age||6 to 10 weeks|
|Classification||Aged Fresh, Soft|
|Milk||Raw Goat’s Milk (or pasteurized goat’s milk for export)|
|Weight and shape||400 g (14 oz), Drum|
|Size||Diameter 4.5 cm (2 inches), Height. 7 cm (3 inches)|
|Taste||Salty, acidity with earthy and fruity notes|
|Texture||Dry and Wrinkly rind, soft and smooth paste|
|Color||Ash-coated rind, white paste|
Bonde de Gâtine is made in the marshy Gatine area of Poitou (South-western France) and by high-quality farmstead goat’s milk that requires 2 litres of milk to make just one 400 g (14 oz) cheese.
It has a thin, wrinkled ash-coated rind which is dusted with blue, grey and white moulds. On the inside is a soft, smooth and white paste.
Did you know?
In France, the cheese is made with raw goat’s milk but for export, it uses pasteurized goat’s milk which ultimately leads to the lack of ash-coating on the thin rind.
Bonde de Gâtine Tasting Notes
This cheese has a smooth and rich flavor with pronounced acidity and saltiness that melts perfectly in the mouth with fruity, earthy notes and a fresh lactic finish.
How to Enjoy (PAIRING)
Pair with fruity white wine such as Sancerre Blanc to complement the creamy and acidity flavor.
Don’t like the rich aftertaste? Eat with aromatic honey or fruits to balance out the flavor.
Our favorite aromatic honey to go along with Bonde de Gâtine:
- Estimated Product Size: 1 jar - 8.8 oz
- Country of Origin: France
Where to Buy Bonde de Gâtine:
LQV Group – 250 g for HK$140
More Cheeses from France:
- Bleu des Causses AOC
- Bleu du Vercors-Sassenage
- Bleu de Chèvre
- Baguette Laonnaise
- Bleu de Gex Haut-Jura
Last update on 2023-01-27 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API