Using a Heart Cheese Basket, watch how Gavin makes Neufchâtel here; How to Make Petit Neufchâtel
Neufchâtel is a traditional, soft-white, table cheese, originating from the village of Neufchâtel-en-Bray in northern Normandy. Made from cow’s milk, it is one of France’s oldest cheeses, dating back to 1035. The cheese is made in many forms, shapes and sizes – bonde (cylinders), Coeur (heart shape), carre (square shape) and briquette (brick shape). The legend goes that French farm girls fell in love with English soldiers during the Hundred Years War and started making heart-shaped cheeses to show their love. This delightful little cheese tantalises the tastebuds with a subtle flavour and earthiness.