Are you a Francophile? Have you always wanted to be a Francophile? Do you want to enjoy French things but not be considered a Francophile? Or, do you simply like cheese? (Which makes you a turophile...) If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Trader Joe’s Cantal Cheese, our Spotlight Cheese for the month of April, is just the cheese for you.
Cantal Cheese hails from the Auvergne region of France, an area well known for its extinct volcanos. As a certified Protected Designation of Origin cheese, Cantal is only made in Cantal, which is why we can call it Cantal Cheese!
It was first produced hundreds of years ago—and there’s a rumor that King Louis XIV was a big fan. The process for making our Cantal is similar to the way aged Cheddar cheese is made: Milk curds are first pressed, churned, and salted. It is then formed into blocks and cave-aged for a certain amount of time—in this case, three months. Cantal that’s been aged for this long is known as entre-deux, and has a tangy yet buttery taste, with a semi-firm texture.
What better to pair Cantal with than an array of other French-inspired products? Enjoy it on Brioche Toasts, with a glass of Le Pepin Pinot Noir or Sauvignon de Seguin Bordeaux for the perfect happy hour.
We’re selling Trader Joe’s Cantal Cheese for $9.99 per pound, but only while it lasts. And for a value like that, you’ll want to pick up a piece before the end of April, when we must say au revoir…
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PASTEURIZED COW'S MILK, SEA SALT, CHEESE CULTURE, ANIMAL RENNET. CONTAINS MILK.Nutritional Info