The Lingot du Berger is a mild goat cheese made from unpasteurised milk in Lachapelle-Auzac. A picturesque commune located right on the south-west of France, in the department of Lot, which is in the region of the Midi-Pyrénées.
The cheese is produced in a small local farm – la Ferme Linol, who are specialist producers for three generation of great goat cheeses. It can’t get better than this!
The Lingot du Berger gets its name from the shape of the cheese: form of a lingot, a shape that in steelmaking is suitable for further processing; with the addition of the term berger, which is the French word for a shepherd.
The Lingot du Berger is a medium-strength firm goat cheese with an original bittersweet taste.
You can taste this cheese, fresh, half dry or dry and the more it gets matured, the more goaty flavoured the taste of the cheese becomes.
The cheese is sold in lingot sizes of 150g.
Pairing cheese and wine
In regards to wine pairings, this cheese will pair nicely with some good dry white wine like some Sancerre wine (sauvignon grape) or a Vouvray sec (chenin grape) .