Milk: Sheep milk
Type: Soft, artisan, soft-ripened
Colour: Pale yellow
Flavours: Full-flavored, strong, earthy undertones
Allergen Information: Dairy, Trace of Nuts
Perail Papillon is a soft-ripened, flat disc cheese made of sheep’s milk in Aveyron in the Midi-Pyrénées. The French cheesemakers of Perail Papillon heat and curdle sheep’s milk with rennet. They then drain the resulting curds, shape them into small rounds, and leave them to age for a few days. During this time, the cheese develops its characteristic rind and flavour.
Its rind is smooth and when cut open reveals a pale-yellow centre that is soft and deliciously creamy. Like most sheep’s milk cheeses, Perail Papillon has a distinct aroma with rich buttery flavours. There is also a sweet earthiness that linger on the palate. As it ages, the cheese becomes more pungent and develops a stronger flavour.
It is specially ripened in wooden moulds as it has the tendency to get quite runny at room temperature making it perfect to spread on warm crusty bread or crackers. Serve with our Black Cherry and Thyme Jam and a handful of roasted nuts and fresh fruits.
Cheese and Wine Pairing
Try Perail Papillon with our refreshing Albariño as its acidity will cut through the richness of the cheese without overpowering it or a chilled glass of our Côtes de Provence Rosé.