Valencay with Ash - fresh goat's milk cheese - 8.8 oz/250 gr, France. The cheeses form, a four-sided, truncated pyramid from Berrichon goats milk. History tells us that the original shape was a perfect pyramid. The Valencay is made by allowing the curd to drain in a mold, it is then removed and covered with salted charcoal ash and allowed to ripen for about 4 to 5 weeks in a well ventilated cellar at 80% humidity. During this period its rind will thicken slightly and acquire blue marks. Texture: The pate texture is fine-grained and creamy. Taste: Its taste is mellow and savory.