Neufchâtel soft cheese from Normandy France. This Cheese was made to be a gift.
Contrary to popular belief, heart-shaped cheeses are not a recent invention for the Valentine’s Day bandwagon, but originated over 500 years ago.
Neufchâtel wasn't originally heart shaped until the Hundred Years' War (1337-1453). French dairymaids fell in love with English soldiers and made them heart shaped cheeses as gifts.