Chabichou du Poitou is manufactured on a small area in the Poitou, Berry and Perigord regions of France. Made with whole fresh goat’s milk, the cheese won Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) in 1990 guaranteeing the authenticity of the produce. The cheese is produce only by a few farmsteads or cheese retailers and sells locally.
Upon ageing, Chabichou develops a characteristic, edible wrinkled rind dotted with occasional gray patches. Cut the cheese and it reveals a firm, creamy “bright white” interior but not before unwinding a thin buttery layer. Even though it smells typically “goaty”, the flavours are sweet with a bit of salty and tangy edge at the end. As the cheese ages, it becomes savory, piquant and nutty. Balance the flavours of the cheese with light white wine, Champagne, and pilsner beer.