Nénuphar

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Cheese Nénuphar

Cheese Nénuphar, meaning "Water Lily," is a French cheese prepared by Pascal Beillevaire in his cheese store located in Machecoul, a French town in the Pays de la Loire region, Loire-Atlantique department. Beillevaire, a French cheese manufacturer, is both a retailer and an affineur, specialized in promoting small-scale French cheeses made using traditional methods. He has been involved in the dairy industry since he was a young boy, working in his family's dairy. Nowadays, he produces a wide variety of cheeses and other dairy products, all made from raw milk. These cheeses are sold in restaurants all over France and in their various retail stores, and they have recently started shipping some of their cheeses to Spain.

Nénuphar cheese is made from raw cow's milk and is covered with dried basil and tarragon flakes, juniper berries, and finely chopped parsley and chives. It comes from the Loire region, particularly the Loire-Atlantique department. The cheese has an eye-catching appearance, resembling a work of art, like Claude Monet's Water Lilies. However, it doesn't quite live up to its promise. The texture is not as creamy as it appears; it is slightly elastic. The taste of the cheese is too mild or bland, even with the added herbs, except for the noticeable dry tarragon. The cheese is marketed in a round shape, measuring 13 cm in diameter and 4 cm in height, with an average weight of 650 g.

Delicious at any time, Nénuphar cheese can be served with savory biscuits, fresh fruits, diced cuts, olives, or as an appetizer. It also pairs well with salads for meals or dinners. Placed on a cheese board, it adds a touch of originality. This cheese goes perfectly with a fine white Jura wine, such as Etoile.

Source and Photo: Un an dans Fromage.

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