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Saint Félicien cheese

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Town  Saint-Félicien
Texture  creamy
Certification  Label Régional (LR)
Country of origin  France
Source of milk  cows
Weight  180 grams
Region  Rhône-Alpes, France
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Similar  Saint‑Marcellin, Brillat‑Savarin cheese, Langres cheese, Chaource cheese, Saint‑Nectaire

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Saint-Félicien is a cow's milk cheese produced in the Rhône-Alpes region of France. In France, it is designated a dauphinois cheese, referring to the former French province Dauphiné where it originated. It is a close cousin of another dauphinois cheese, Saint-Marcellin, and bears a similar texture and taste, though it can be almost twice as large in diameter.

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The name originates from the small town where the cheese was first produced and sold. It was originally made from goat's milk, but since then it has become more common to produce it with cow's milk. Its creamy interior is encased in a flower-style (fleurie) casing. Its average weight is 180 grams (6.3 oz).

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The optimal period for flavor occurs between April and September after an aging of 4 to 6 weeks, but it is also excellent consumed between March and December. It is softer and creamier than Saint-Marcellin.

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One should not confuse this cheese with the goat's milk cheese called caillé doux from Saint-Félicien, Ardèche.

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References

Saint-Félicien cheese Wikipedia


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