Browse our great selection of Gourmet Washed Rind Cheeses. Washed rind cheeses are typically bathed or washed with salted water, wine, brandy or local spirits. The washing or bathing helps to break down the curd from the outside. The washing process also helps cheeses to retain moisture, and develop a powerful flavor. The cheese becomes soft and thick and the rind becomes part of the cheese. The color changes to reddish or yellowish. These pungent, stinky cheeses often have a smooth and creamy interior. Try them and let us know what you think by giving us your opinion in a product review.
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Our Featured Gourmet Washed Rind Cheese
The Danish Castello Blue or Blue Castello is a triple-cream, blue-veined gourmet cheese with a washed-rind. The cheese's surface has a unique combination of blue-green and reddish molds. These molds give the cheese its distinct aroma and flavor. Castello Blue has a Brie-like texture, with the blue in fairly thick, horizontal lines.
The taste of Castello Blue is delectably rich and buttery, with mild spicy accents of blue veins and the aroma is of mushrooms. The mild flavor develops steadily as long as it keeps, but it never becomes too strong.
Each wedge is approx. 9 ounces and the half wheel is approx. 1.8 pounds (28 ounces).
Please note that half wheels vary slightly in total weight, you will be charged for the actual weight of the wheel that you will receive. read more...