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Guaranteed and controlled quality

A cheese made exclusively from farm-produced goat’s milk. It has an unusual texture for a goat’s cheese!

This mountain goat milk cheese has been produced exclusively by farmers since the XVIIth century. Chevrotin is hand-made following a unique technique for a goat’s milk cheese (pressed, uncooked cheese with a washed rind). The goats - essentially of a mountain goat breed - are fed on pasture grass and hay.

A cheese of quality

Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) since 2002.

All about Chevrotin

  • A cheese exclusively farm-produced, made from whole, unpasteurised milk
  • The only goat’s milk cheese with Savoie quality certification
  • Non-cooked, pressed cheese
  • Weight approximately 300g
  • From 9 to 12cm in diameter and 3 to 4.5cm high
  • A thin, slightly pinkish rind, covered with a thin white mould
  • Creamy inside, thin rind
  • A delicate goat flavour, with lactic acid and floral notes
  • Optimal maturing time: 3 weeks to 1 month
  • Fat content: At least 45% fat to the dry content, or 25% in relation to the total weight

Production area

  • Mont-Blanc, Chablais and Aravis montain ranges in Haute-Savoie, and the Bauges montain range in Savoie.
  • Cradle of production : the Aravis range.


Origin and know-how

Farm-produced goat's cheese from the Savoie mountains. Each Chevrotin is unique in that it looks, tastes and has the texture associated with the unique know-how of each producer. After maturing for least 21 days, it takes on a pinkish-white hue, with an intensely delicate inside and very distinctive taste. Individually wrapped with a thin piece of spruce to regulate humidity.

Gaspacho revisité et ses mouillettes au Chevrotin

  • Cheese : Chevrotin
  • Dish type : Snack, Starter
  • Season : Spring, Summer

Visit the Chevrotin producer’s association

To have fun at home

Coloring pages to download


Learn more at school
A free educational kit on Cheeses of Savoy PDO-PGI, exists : pedagogical, playful and attractive, it is at your disposal!
To order it, simply download, fill and return the order form.

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3 ateliers pédagogiques à la carte pour les cycles 2 (CP-CE1) et les cycles 3 (CE2, CM1, CM2).

Pour les classes de Savoie et Haute-Savoie, 3 ateliers peuvent être réalisés en classe :
  • La fabrication des Fromages de Savoie
  • La ronde des sens
  • Les Fromages de Savoie : des acteurs durables du territoire
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