Cantal : Jeune, Entre-deux, Vieux ?
A minimum of one month of maturing time is necessary for the cheese to be considered Cantal.
Cantal Jeune: aged 1 to 2 months, has a milky taste, very soft, sometimes with a hint of hazelnut or vanilla
Cantal Entre-Deux: aged 3 to 6 months, has a stronger character
Cantal Vieux: aged beyond 6 months, has almost an animal aroma which is peppery and spicy
Its texture: Soft to firm depending on how long it is aged
Its flavor: Milky aroma and nutty flavor