Saturday, 29 May 2021

Cheese in the Loire Valley

In my experience travellers to the Loire Valley are divided into two sorts of people. The first are already fans of goats cheese. The others are people who have tried goats cheese elsewhere, and think they don’t like goats cheese. Once they try any of the Loire Valley cheeses they discover a new food that they love, and from then on are hooked.

Selles sur Cher and Sainte Maure de Touraine goat cheese, Indre et Loire, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
Selles sur Cher and Sainte Maure de Touraine goat cheese.

All of the traditional cheeses in the Loire Valley are goats milk cheeses (usually referred to as ‘chevre’ in French) and the area is known for them. The biggest selling goats cheeses in France come from here and there are protections in place to ensure the product is what the label says it is. If you would like to learn about how they are made (as well as taste some of course) then let us know when you book your tour with us.

To enquire about our private guided tours of chateaux, wineries, markets and more email us or use our contact form. More tour ideas can be found on the Loire Valley Time Travel website.