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Pithiviers is a soft cheese with mould on the outside that is made from cow's milk and ripened in hay. The originally French cheese is sold as a cylinder of 380 gram that is 15 cm in diameter and 3 cm high. Some hay is usually grown into its white rind mould. The light yellow to white interior has a soft to runny consistency, depending on the ripeness. Due to the hay it has an aromatic taste. Pithiviers au foin ripens for 2 to 3 weeks. Its fat content is 45 percent fat in dry matter.