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Salers AOC

Salers is often compared to and confused with Cantal cheese. It is traditional, farmhouse, unpasteurised, hard cheese. It has a cylinder shape with hard, brown, natural rind that becomes rough and crusty with age. The aroma is very meaty, and the rich yellow interior is redolent of wild flowers, including dandelions, and fresh green grass. There is an overlying nutty taste and a strong, savory, raw-onion bite. Salers must be made only from the milk of cows that graze on mountain pastures in the summer.

Country France
Region Auvergne
Age 12 - 14 months
Milk Cow (raw)
Fat 30.5%
Classification Hard
Strength Medium
crumbly, firm and smooth
Flavour Nutty, Savoury
Floral, milky, strong