The Sainte Maure de Touraine

The Sainte Maure de Touraine is made in the Touraine region and nowhere else. It is principally made in the Gâtines area of Touraine. It is a cheese made with fresh whole goats milk, in the shape of a log with a bluey grey rind. Only genuine Sainte Maure de Touraine cheese has a rye straw running through its centre, this straw bears the name of the cheese and the identification number of the cheesemaker. The rye straw is therefore a guarantee of quality and authenticity.


Saanen goats in the pastures – © Per Tillmann

To be certified with a Proteceted Designation of Origin, the Sainte Maure de Touraine must undergo a process maturing in cellars for a minimum period of 10 days. Its label is oval with a half crescent in the upper part bearing the qualification “Sainte Maure de Touraine”. In the lower part of the oval appears the European symbol of the Protected Designation of Origin (AOP).

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logo-abcrA donation of two centimes will be paid to the Beauval Nature Association  for each Sainte Maure de Touraine purchased

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