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Chevre Cheese - The King of French Soft Cheeses

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
Chevre Cheese - The King of French Soft Cheeses

There are over 2, 000 types of cheese in the world, and the Greeks are the biggest consumers of this dairy food. At the same time, French cheeses are considered to be the most refined and accordingly, are among the most expensive.

There are soft and hard cheeses, besides white cheese there are blue and green cheeses and they are all made according to special recipes and most often require special conditions for their ripening, which are characteristic of a certain region.

This dairy specialty is truly an amazing achievement of mankind and the French masters deserve special attention. To the French culinary tradition we also owe Chevre cheese, which deserves special attention - here's why.

Characteristics of Chevre cheese

Chevre is a soft French cheese from the region of the same name. It is made from cow's milk and matures from 2 weeks to a month. It is characterized by a hard outer crust with a thick layer of mold of the genus Penicillium Candidum. Its pulp is creamy, hard and brittle. Its taste can be described as sour and it has a scent of nuts, fruit and mushrooms.

This cheese is served before or with dessert, with Burgundy wine or champagne.

Chevre Cheese

In the kitchen, this goat cheese has an universal use. It can be used as a stand-alone snack. In France, it is served with apples and white wine, but it is also consumed with port wine. In its homeland, they combine Chevre cheese also with sausages and chicken breast.

Its use in cheese salads and sandwiches is also very common, it is very similar in texture to Brie cheese. When used reasonably, Chevre is not only tasty, but also healthy. It contains, like any other dairy product, a lot of calcium, which is necessary for bone health, proteins in excellent doses and few carbohydrates, which is why it is also suitable for dietary nutrition. Healthy fats are also in good amounts.

The enzymes and bacteria necessary for intestinal health are vital when used precisely in their fresh state, as is the case with soft cheeses. It lowers cholesterol, aids in the absorption of vitamins and aids in the digestion of food.

However, if the recommended dose is exceeded and you overeat with this cheese, the product may be harmful. Therefore, moderation is needed in its consumption. Add Chevre cheese to your festive appetizers and platters and enjoy its rich flavor.