Fromagerie Jacquin was created in 1947 and is based between the Touraine, Berry and Sologne regions of France in the Loire Valley. For over 65 years and four generations the Jacquin family, with the help of fifty employees, has specialized in making and aging the region’s traditional PDO goat cheeses:Traditional Loire Valley Goat Cheeses

 Selles sur Cher, Sainte Maure de Touraine, Valençay,

 Pouligny Saint Pierre and Crottin de Chavignol

At first, the production was sold to local restaurants, farmers markets and cheese shops but rapidly extended to the national scene. Today, Jacquin's cheeses are shipped all over the world. Fresh milk is collected 30 miles around the dairy daily from fifty local farms whose average herd is about 150 goats. This is relatively small compared to other production areas in France such as Poitou-Charentes or even other European countries like Spain, Belgium or the Netherlands.

Our motivation is to carry on producing a high quality goat cheeses using knowledge that has been passed on from generation to generation in our region for centuries. Our expertise in hand ladled molding and traditional affinage provides you with the most refined goat cheeses. To obtain such quality we combine passion, tradition, and innovation with the highest level of quality control.

We now produce over 1000 tons of goat cheeses per year in our recently built state-of-the-art-plant and with the contribution of both our own quality department and external laboratories we aim to supply our customers with the very best products available on the market. Today, the dairy is managed by two generations of Jacquin: Pascal and his brother Christian in production and Romain in sales and his brother in logistics.

Pascal Jacquin Romain Jacquin Jacquin Creamerie
Pascal Jacquin sampling a new Jadore goat cheese Romain Jacquin visiting a milk producer
Sylvain Rabate @ Champ de l'Etang
Brigitte Jacquin in her cheese store in the village of Selles sur Cher

-> Jacquin Cheese reviewed by JANET FLETCHER / San Francisco Chronicle

-> Pascal Jacquin on Raw Milk Cheeses in the NY times - 1998

-> Recipes

The Loire Valley is located in the middle stretch of the Loire River in central France. It is referred to as the Cradle of the French Language, and the Garden of France due to the abundance of vineyards, fruit orchards, and artichoke and asparagus fields which line the banks of the river. Notable for its castles, wines and cheeses, the central part of the Loire River valley was added by UNESCO in 2000 to its list of World Heritage Sites. ->Loire Valley Tourism -> Loire Valley Wines  

Goat cheeses