St Nectaire is a semi-hard, French cheese that is made from cow's milk. It is named after the region in France where it originated, the Auvergne region.
St Nectaire cheese has a pale yellow to ivory-colored interior and a natural, grayish rind that is covered with molds.
It has a mild, buttery flavor with earthy and nutty undertones, and a smooth, creamy texture that becomes firmer with age.
St Nectaire cheese is often used as a table cheese and pairs well with fruits, nuts, and crusty bread. It is also a popular cooking cheese and can be used in recipes such as quiches, gratins, and soups. St Nectaire cheese is a good source of protein and calcium, and it is a staple cheese in French cuisine.