Thones Beaufort 38kg

Product Profile:

Name Thones Beaufort
Producer Thones Val-Sulens
Origin Rhone-Alpes, France 
Milk Stock Unpasteurised (raw) cow milk
Rennet Type  Animal 
Average Fat Content  32% approx.
Format Large wheel, cut to size required
Size 36kg approx. (random weight)
Minimum Order 1kg cut (approx.)
Qty Per Box Single wheel per box


Beaufort is derived from milk of extremely high quality from the ancient breed of Beaufort Cow, originating high in the remote Rhone-Alps. The cheese has a smooth beige rind and paste, a firm creamy texture with the occasional horizontal fissure, and a mild, fruity, sweet flavour.

It is most sought after in its d’alpage version (Beaufort d’Alpage) which is made from milk given by cattle that have been grazing on summer grasses, herbs and flowers at elevations over 6000 feet.  The milk from the height of summer is much richer. The sweetness and the lush aroma of the pasture become predominant, as does a distinct nuttiness not apparent in other season Beaufort.

The pâté of a winter cheese is creamy coloured, that of a summer cheese is pale yellow. It’s said that the chlorophyll from the grass and carotene from the alpine flowers give the summer cheeses their colour and flavour.


Avg. servings per kilo: 40                serving size: 25g     
  Avg. per serve per 100g
Energy  432kJ 1728kJ
Protein  7.5g 29.8g
Fat, Total  8.1g 32.3g
  - Saturated  4.7g 18.9g
Carbohydrates 90mg 360mg
  - Sugars  - -
Calcium  253mg  1011mg 
Sodium  84mg 336mg
Ingredients: Raw cow's milk, rennet, salt, cultures.
Whilst all care has been taken to ensure this information is correct, please refer to the product label for further information.  

Information for this profile sourced from AOAP Staff & Calendar Cheese Co.


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