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Cancoillotte (Cancoyotte)

Cancoillotte (Cancoyotte)

Cancoillotte or Cancoyotte is made from cow's milk in Franche-Comté. It is also produced in Lorraine and Luxembourg and known as Kachkéis i.e. cook-cheese. The name is related with word "coille" taken from franc-comtois verb cailler, means milk without cream, resulting in a lower fat cheese. Cancoillotte is usually melted over a small flame with water or milk before addition of salt or butter. This cheese is sold in containers and there are various flavours: plain, with butter, garlic or wine. Cancoillotte can be eaten hot or cold, and it is a delicious spread on bread, vegetables or meat.

  • Made from cow's milk
  • Country of origin: France
  • Region: Franche-Comté
  • Type: soft
  • Vegetarian: no
  • Producers: Poitrey

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