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Pouligny-Saint-Pierre AOP

      Pouligny-Saint-Pierre PDO
      Pouligny St Pierre













The Pouligny-Saint-Pierre PDO is a cheese produced with milk from goats of Alpine, Saanen and Poitevine breeds coming from the valley of Brenne, in the region of Centre.
The origins of Pouligny-Saint-Pierre PDO go back to the 18th century. Wood and straw cheese moulds were used to give it its characteristic shape. The tradition tells us that the inhabitants of Pouligny-Saint-Pierre took inspiration from the shape of churches' bell towers for the famous pyramidal shape of the cheese which was called also pyramid or Tour Eiffel.



Description



Pouligny-Saint-Pierre PDO has the shape of a truncated pyramid with a height of 12.5 cm, whose top is a small square which is 2.5 cm wide. It weighs about 250 gr. The flavour changes depending on the type of ripening used: white ripening (made with the addition of Géotricum mould) makes the cheese paste fondant and gives it an acidulous taste, slightly salted with a fine aroma of dry fruits; blue ripening (made with addition of Penicillium album moulds) gives a stronger and more mature flavour, with a slight aftertaste of hazelnut and makes the paste firmer.



Cooking



Pouligny-Saint-Pierre PDO must be conserved in the least cold compartment of the refrigerator wrapped in its original package or in a sealed box. Before eating it, it is suggested to leave it rest at room temperature for about half an hour. It is tasted cold, generally at the end of a meal, but it is also used to prepare warm dishes. Its light flavour can be tasted in different ways. It can be used to prepare warm sandwiches or cut in cubes to enrich salad dishes, also seasoned with walnut oil. It is ideal with dry and fruity white wines or with wines from Cher and Loire like Rieuilly, Quincy, Menetou-Salon, Sancerre or Sauvignon of Touraine du Berry.




Certification



PDO (Protected Designation of Origin)(ES). Protected designation of origińe (PDO) stands for a product for which the principal steps for production are done following a well-established technique within the same geographical area, which gives the product its characteristics. Year of registration 2009

AOC (Appellation d'origine contrôlée)(Fr). Year of registration 1972


Organic production



  Partial


Vegetarian



  No


Dietary product



  No


Lactose-free product



  No



NUTRITIONAL VALUE




Calories



   328 - 344.7 kcal per 100 gr.


Protein



   19.9 - 22.5 gr. per 100 gr.


Fats



   25.3 - 28.3 gr. per 100 gr.


Fat in dry matter



   45 %


Carbohydrates



   0.5 - 1 gr. per 100 gr.


Saturated acids



   16.5 - 18.2 gr. per 100 gr.


Cholesterol



   70 - 84 mg. per 100 gr.


Water



   49 - 51 gr. per 100 gr.



MACRONUTRIENTS




(Ca) Calcium



  138 mg. ( 84% )*


(K) Potassium



  123 - 240 mg. ( + 106% )*


(Mg) Magnesium



  17.3 - 19 mg. ( 48% )*


(Na) Sodium



  340 - 377 mg. ( 56% )*


(P) Phosphorus



  189 - 320 mg. ( 49% )*



Dietary element




(Fe) Iron



  0.2 - 0.325 mg. ( 74% )*


(Se) Selenium



  14 mcg. ( 10% )*


(Zn) Zinc



  0.568 mg. ( 86% )*



VITAMINS




(A) Retino.



  155 mcg. ( 46% )*


(B1) Thiamine.



  90 mcg. ( + 125% )*


(B2) Riboflavin.



  0.955 - 1 mg. ( + 226% )*


(B3) Niacin.



   1.96 mg. per 100 gr.


(B5) Pantothenic acid.



   1.23 mg. per 100 gr.


(B6) Pyridoxine.



  0.173 - 0.19 mg. ( + 82% )*


(B9) Folatsin..



  108 mcg. ( + 468% )*


(B12) Cobalamin.



  1.1 mcg. ( 21% )*


(D) Calciferol



   0.2 mcg.


(E) Tocopherol



  0.5 mg. ( 0% )*


*(the difference from the average value)



Statistics



6,9 -  Individual visits per month (average)
203 -  All individual visits
08 12 2016 -  Date of publication of this article


Pouligny-Saint-Pierre PDO. Foto № 1
Pouligny-Saint-Pierre PDO. Foto  № 2



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