|Originally manufactured in||Normandie / France|
|Cheese flavor profile||Mild, fresh-sour, aromatic|
|Milk type||Cow's milk cheese|
|Cheese type||Soft cheese|
|JENEIL Products||Flavor concentrate on request|
Neufchâtel is a soft cheese with white mold made from cow's milk from Normandy in France. Neufchâtel often has a typical and characteristic heart shape and has been certified as an AOC cheese (Appellation d'origine contrôlée) since 1969. Its characteristic heart shape is said to date back to the fraternization of the English occupiers with the young women who offered them cheese during the Hundred Years’ War.
A young Neufchâtel ripens 12 days; semi-mature after 3 weeks and mature after 1 to 3 months. The rind is soft, dry and velvety and covered with a white layer of noble mold that turns reddish with prolonged ripening. The dough is compact but soft and supple, has a white center and becomes yellowish towards the outside. Neufchâtel has a mild, fresh-sour and aromatic cheese flavor that becomes stronger and slightly salty with age.