Wrapped in a chestnut leaf, this goats’ cheese is nutty and complex.
How Much Cheese To Buy
We recommend a portion size of 70-120g per person depending on when you are eating the cheese. 70g is ample if you are serving the cheese immediately after a large meal or as part of a buffet. If the cheese is the main part of the meal you will need to allow at least 100g per person and you may prefer to go to 120g if you think your guests will be particularly hungry (or just very fond of cheese!).
However, if you are only a small party, you may find that the pieces look a little small. In this case, choose fewer pieces, or even just one cheese, so that you can present your guests with something that looks more substantial. If you want to provide a wider choice of cheeses, just go for slightly larger pieces and enjoy the leftovers yourself the next day.
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A historic cheese that Monsieur Georgelet has helped to save from extinction. The 'feuille' is a chestnut leaf and is more than decorative. The leaves are harvested from his land in autumn, when the colour has turned and they are ready to fall from the tree. They are then hung out, and used for cheese-making throughout the year. Applied when the cheese is fresh, the leaves are crucial to the development of the cheeses. As they are dry when they are applied, they absorb moisture from the cheese, which is then gradually returned from them during maturation, allowing the paste to break down under the leaf. The aged cheeses have hints of undergrowth and nuts, so providing an even wider range of flavours.