How Heart Shaped Cheese was Created...Spoiler! It wasn't for Valentine's Day
Heart cheese may not have been created for Valentine's Day, however, it still holds a rich love story.
During the Hundred Years’ War (1337 – 1453), the French dairymaids of Neufchatel soft cheese naturally fell for their English occupiers.
Consequently they started to mould the cheese into a heart shape to give as gifts. Ever since then the cheese of Neufchatel has become known for its characteristic heart shape, its bloomy white rind, and its velvety creamy interior.
At J'adore we house many heart shaped cheeses that have been inspired by this story. So each time your order one, remember the history.