Valancay is a French, unpasteurised, ash, goats, pyramid cheese.
A pretty ash covered pyramid from the Loire valley, Valencay is creamy, fluffy and citrusy when young, becoming denser, runnier and stronger with age. This little cheese always shines on a cheeseboard.
Legend has it that when Napoleon returned from war in Egypt having been thrashed in battle, he saw the Valencay pyramids of cheese and chopped off their tops in anger using his sword, hence their present shape.
When ordering your online cheese for next day delivery, remember that the perfect cheeseboard comprises a hard cheese, a soft cheese and a blue cheese. you can also include a goat's cheese, a sheep's cheese or perhaps a washed rind cheese. A cheeseboard can be purely British cheeses or French cheese, Italian cheese, Spanish cheese or can be a combination of artisan cheeses from across the world. Unpasteurised or raw milk cheese, traditional or vegetarian cheese, strong cheese, mild cheese, alpine cheese, smelly cheese, fondue cheese..... its up to you. And don't forget that we sell chutneys, picallili, water biscuits, oatcakes, membrillo (quince paste) and everything else to go with cheese. we also do fabulous cheese selections, cheese hampers, cheese birthday presents, Christmas cheese, amazing wedding cheese towers, Valentine cheese, fathers day cheese, new mum cheese, cheese boards, cheese platters and cheese knives.