This ‘triple-cream’ cow milk cheese offers a white fuzzy rind which brings freshness and smoothness in mouth. Creamy and melting in mouth, Saint-Faron is beautifully balanced.
This cheese weighs between 300 and 600g, and it has a refining that last for at least 14 days. That's when his fluffy rind gets perfectly white and smells fresh mushroom.
The Saint-Faron is usually sold from the third week of refinement.
Pairing cheese and wine
It is particularly recommended to eat the Saint-Faron with a wine of terroir such as Chablis or red wine, a good bottle of Bourgogne.
The Fromagerie Saint-Faron of Meaux continues the long tradition of cheese making in the Saint-Faron Abbaye. Around 670, Saint-Faron became Bishop of Meaux and he welcomed St. Fiacre, the son of a noble Irish family, who began to make cheese for the poor. This beautiful story continues today and the Fromagerie de Meaux works with twenty regional milk producers to make well-known french cheeses names (Brie de Melun, Brie de Meaux ...) but also unique products like the Saint-Faron.
Did you know that ?
Legend states that in Saint-Faron during the seventh century, the bishop of Meaux, ordered a Brie cheese while a curse struck the cows, depriving them of every drop of milk. Saint-Faron decided to share this cheese, at the time reserved for nobles families, with the poor people of the cheese factory. Miraculously, milk began to abound once again.
Commercial name :
Soft cheese with a bloomy rind
Raw cow milk cheese