Published April 1, 2022
Mothais a la Feuille: Cheese of the month April
Mothais a la Feuille A soft French goat’s cheese named after the town of Mothe-Saint-Héray ("mo-TAY a la FOY") where the cheese has been made since the 19th century. Wrapped in a dried chestnut leaf, this goats’ milk cheese is nutty and complex and earthy aroma and complex lemon and woody flavor notes. On the surface, the rind of the cheese is delicate and wrinkled with blue and green mold underneath the leaf shell.
Good to know:
It has a soft, runny texture that becomes dense as it ages.
The unique earthy and lemony flavors of the leaf intensify as the cheese matures.
Serving ideas: With French baguette
Pour a glass of Champagne or whiskey
Milk source: Goat's milk Origin: France Rind: Mold ripenedTexture: Soft, runnyAging: Between two-six weeks