Le Tour de France 2018 Cheese Box

Follow the route of Le Tour de France 2018 with a box of French cheese from along the way.

Stages 1 – 3 Pays de la Loire

Sevre et Belle Chevrot is a traditional French goats milk cheese made with hand-ladled curd and ripened under a coat of geotrychum mould. This cheese follows the flavour profile of the region with a slightly earthy sweet slightly acidic flavour, the dense creamy centre softens to a smooth paste with a lingering condensed aftertaste.

Stage 8 – Pas de Calais 

Mimolette – a semi hard cows milk cheese in a spherical shape, distinctive by its orange colour due to added annatto.  This is one of the few cheeses eaten in France as an aperitif – it has a mild nutty flavour, waxy yet crisp texture that becomes brittle with age.

Stages 10 – 13 Rhone Alps

Beaufort d’Alpage is a hard cooked French cows milk cheese known as the “Prince of Gruyeres”. Each wheel captures the rich diversity of the herbage found growing in the remote alpine valleys, which is reflected in the floral, sweet, condensed, nutty flavours and dense, smooth texture of each wheel.

Stages 14 – 16 Aveyron

Roquefort is one of the world’s greatest blue cheeses and is often referred to as the “King of French Cheeses”. Made from only unpasteurised ewes milk, the cheese has a rich creamy texture, strong aromas, and lingering sweet-salty finish. Roquefort is only made from May  has been slowly ripened deep in the cool, ancient caves of Roquefort in the Aveyron.

Stages 17 – 19 Pyrenees

Ossau Iraty – a smooth, semi-hard cheese with distinctly nutty flavours and a lingering caramel sweetness. Its earthy, aromatic rind is typical of ewe’s and goat’s milk cheeses made in the Pyrénées. The floral aftertaste is reminiscent of the pastures of wildflowers and fresh grass in the region.

Finale – Paris

Brillat Savarin – triple creme cheese made from whole milk with added crème fraîche. As it matures, the rind blooms and becomes spicy, and the texture is like a rich, buttery mousse. Celebrate the final stages with Brillat-Savarin and Champagne!

Available from Wednesday July 4th for Home Delivery or CLICK & COLLECT – order online & pick up in store.