Epoisses Cheese

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Approx. Weight: 8.8 oz.
Your Price: $22.98
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Gourmet-Food Fast Facts
CountryFrance
ImportedYes
MilkCow
Pasteurized MilkYes
Animal RennetYes
TextureSoft

Epoisses (pronounced 'ay-PWOSS') is made in a small town in Burgundy, France and is one of the great notable cheeses of France and of the world. Each cheese is an entire wheel, cradled in a small wooden box. The rind is moist and reddish-brown after being washed in the spirit Marc de Bourgogne as it ripens. At perfectly ripe it smells like golden hay. No doubt about it, this one's pungent!

Dip inside to find a soft interior which will drizzle off the spoon. The flavor is meaty and salty, like roast beef, salted peanuts, and butter.

It tastes deliciously rustic but also creamy and refreshing with sour lemons lingering on the palate. Because of the strong flavor and aroma of this cheese, it is best served on its own, rather than used in cooking.

It's divine with rich sweet flavors, like a tart cherry jam, Gewurztraminer, or Sauternes (or similarly nectar sweet wines). Another classic pairing is Epoisses with Red Burgundy.

Truly a great gourmet cheese, Epoisses should rank high on your list of great cheeses to be both savored and appreciated.


Ingredients:pasteurized cow's milk, salt, bacterial culture, rennet, marc de Bourgogne.
Reviews
One of my all time favorites! An amazing cheese! Just get a nice unflavored cracker to put it on, some jazz music, a nice glass of whiskey and a good book to read and you'll be having a party all by yourself!

very complex and creamy.The rind is stronger and very tasty. The cheese itself is melty and strong. when I took a sip of Sauvingon Blanc with it, the flavor totally changed into an explosion over flavor. It was almost overwhelming. Took me right back to a barnyard.

This is one of the most enjoyable cheeses I have ever tasted. It bathes the tongue with its smoothness and has a very buttery taste but much more complex.

Nice cheese specially when it's ripe.