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Rocamadour IGP

      Rocamadour PDO
      Cabécou de Rocamadour
      Cabécou de Gramat













The Rocamadour PDO is a cheese with a soft paste produced with raw and whole milk from goats of Alpine and Saanes breeds and their crossbreeds coming from farms located in the pastures and alpine areas of Causses.

The production area of Rocamadour PDO covers a part of the department of Lot and some areas in the departments of Aveyron, Corrèze, Dordogne and Tarn-et-Garonne, in the regions of Midi-Pyrenees, Limousin and Aquitaine.

Rocamadour PDO boasts an ancient history. It is mentioned in the text of the lease signed in 1451 between the bishop of Evreux, at that time the king of the area, and its vassals. Other documents, going back to the 15th century, certify the fame of this cheese and link its peculiar taste to the aromatic plants with which the goats were nurtured.



Description



Rocamadour PDO has a very soft paste, with a natural rind consisting of a superficial striped layer, which is slightly velvety. The colour goes from cream white to dark beige. It has the shape of a small flattened cylinder and weighs about 25 gr. The paste has a delicate aroma and a creamy, buttery and hazelnut flavour.

The milk used to produce Rocamadour PDO has a peculiar taste due to the goats diet which consists of forage in winter and pasture grass in summer.



Cooking



Rocamadour 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. Traditionally, it is eaten at the end of a meal or with salads. It is the principal ingredient of some local dishes like the cake of Quercynoise made with Rocamadour, cabbage and honey or the Rocamadour en croûte with walnuts. It is perfect with the wines from the Cahors region.




Certification



PGI (Protected Geographical Indication)(ES). The protected geographical indications (PGI) identify an agricultural product, raw or processed, which quality, reputation or other characteristics are linked to its geographical origin. Year of registration 1999

AOC (Appellation d'origine contrôlée)(Fr). Year of registration 1996


Vegetarian



  No


Dietary product



  No



NUTRITIONAL VALUE




Calories



   309 kcal per 100 gr.


Protein



   23.2 gr. per 100 gr.


Fats



   23.2 gr. per 100 gr.


Fat in dry matter



   45 %


Carbohydrates



   0.9 gr. per 100 gr.


Salt



   0.9 gr. per 100 gr.


Saturated acids



   15.3 gr. per 100 gr.


Water



   54.5 gr. per 100 gr.


Humidity



   67 %



MACRONUTRIENTS




(Ca) Calcium



  98.9 mg. ( 89% )*


(K) Potassium



  160 mg. ( + 82% )*


(Mg) Magnesium



  14.9 mg. ( 57% )*


(Na) Sodium



  368 mg. ( 55% )*


(P) Phosphorus



  209 mg. ( 58% )*



Dietary element




(Cu) Copper



  105 mcg. ( + 50% )*


(Fe) Iron



  0.25 mg. ( 75% )*


(Se) Selenium



  10 mcg. ( 35% )*


(Zn) Zinc



  0.469 mg. ( 88% )*



VITAMINS




(A) Retino.



  149 mcg. ( 48% )*


(B2) Riboflavin.



  0.792 mg. ( + 164% )*


(B3) Niacin.



   1.763 mg. per 100 gr.


(B5) Pantothenic acid.



   1.35 mg. per 100 gr.


(B6) Pyridoxine.



  0.272 mg. ( + 172% )*


(B9) Folatsin..



  86.8 mcg. ( + 357% )*


(E) Tocopherol



  0.384 mg. ( 23% )*


*(the difference from the average value)



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