Born on the volcanic pastures of Puy Mary (Europe's highest stratovolcano) in Cantal and crafted from raw cow's milk, this uncooked pressed cheese undergoes two pressings and meticulous salting.
It's a heavyweight! It takes the form of an imposing cylinder, measuring 36-42 centimeters in diameter and weighing over 35-45 kilograms. To create an average wheel of 40 kilograms, no less than 400 liters of milk are required!
Upon tasting, Cantal reveals a range of sensations that evolve with its aging process. Young Cantal, aged for 30 to 60 days, offers a mild, fresh, and milky flavor, ideal for those who prefer a delicate experience. In contrast, "Entre Deux," aged for 90 to 120 days, presents more pronounced flavors, striking a subtle balance between intensity and refinement. For those seeking bold sensations, "Cantal Vieux," aged for at least 240 days, unveils powerful, spicy, and robust aromas, delivering a complex and hearty gustatory experience. Each stage of aging provides a unique experience to satisfy all palates.