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Fromage Vignotte : French Triple Cream Cows Milk Cheese. Where from?

echoclerk Nov 24, 2012 07:38 AM

Bought some of this Vignotte from waitrose on a whim today - Holy Cream!

Total indulgence. soft, creamy and slightly lemony. Does anyone know what region of France it is traditionally from?

This suggests: Champagne-Ardenne
http://www.cookipedia.co.uk/recipes_wiki/Vignotte_cheese

but this says: Basse- Normandie
http://www.thefrenchdelicatessen.co.uk/vignotte.html

and this in French suggests: Champagne-Ardenne
http://www.aci-multimedia.net/gastron...

 
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    Harters Nov 24, 2012 09:59 AM

    Consensus on t'internet suggests Champagne.

    Oddly, I can't find any websites in French. And, indeed, all the English language ones (at least on the first four pages of Google listings) are all to UK websites which makes me wonder if it's a cheese made specifically for export to our country. On those four pages, the only non-English one is a link in Dutch, which also indicates region of origin as Champagne.

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      Harters Nov 24, 2012 10:06 AM

      Further.... more Googling indicates it comes from the Champagne department of L'Aube.

      And further confirmation, which also calls it "fromage de Pancey" - http://www.keldelice.com/guide/terroi...

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