Mistralou is a seasonal goat's milk cheese made by Francois and Vanessa Masto on their farm in Simiane-la Rotande, Haute Provence. They have a small herd of Rove goats, once famed for their meat this breed have been rediscovered as a milking animal, the milk is particularly thick, creamy and sweet, and is the star of the Mistralou recipe.
The recipe is intentionally light on salt, letting the perfumed, honey flavours of the Rove milk shine through. Each cheese is wrapped up in a Sweet Chestnut leaf, giving a tiny edge of tannin and earthiness to the otherwise floral milk flavours.
Made with raw goats milk and animal rennet.
Simiane-la-Rotonde, Provence-Alpes-Côtes d'Azur