The name French word Chaumes literally translates to ‘stubble’. From Perigord (South West of France), Chaumes is a soft pale cow’s milk cheese, with a full-bodied flavour. Based on the Trappist style of making cheeses, Chaumes has a bright orange rind washed and brushed during aging, which gives the cheese a nutty, almost meaty taste and mild aroma. Chaumes brings a warm colour to any cheese platter and is a favourite for children's snacks and delicious with crusty breads.
Serve Chaumes with a few dried fruits such as figs, grapes, apricots or almond and pair it with a solid red wine.
Origin Perigord, France
Milk pasteurized cow's milk
Texture soft, creamy
Flavour fruity, nutty