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Coeur de Bray

Our hearts are made from buckets of cream and covered in a white, velvety rind that keeps our buttery insides in perfect Valentine formation. Shipped over from France once a year, we reserve a special place for this pasteurized, cows’ milk delicacy. Coeur de Bray, aka Neufchatel, is one of Normandy’s oldest cheeses; created originally, legend has it, by milkmaids during the Hundred Years War for each to bestow upon her chosen English soldier as a declaration of love. Like brie, it’s full of rich, mushroomy flavor that develops an earthy character as it ages. Serve with cherry jam or dried fruit and drink bold Burgundies, Chardonnay—and, of course, nothing makes a heart grow fonder than Champagne.

Just the facts

Country France
Region Normandy
Milk Type Cow
Pasteurization Pasteurized
Rennet Type Animal
Age 4 - 6 weeks
Cheese Type Brie and Creamy
Wheel Weight 8 ounces
Pairing Recommendations

Pour a glass of...

  • Chenin Blanc

    Crisp and acidic with light minerality. You may smell stone fruit, apples, pear, quince, even some fresh herbs.

    Pair with: Tangy Loire Valley goat cheese to bring out crisp, mineral qualities in both. Something like Selles-sur-Cher will work perfectly! 

  • Rose

    We love them all! Everything from light, crisp Provence style to deep and fruity Spanish Rosados. Don’t be afraid to enjoy rosé year-round, but we like the summer staple best with refreshing, mild cheeses that are great in warm weather.
    Pair with: Young chevres like Coupole and bloomy rinds like Moses Sleeper for the lighter stuff. A darker, fruitier rosé can stand up to a heavier cheese like nutty Pecorino Oro Antico. Sparkling rosé is a perfect match for Nettle Meadow Kunik.

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