Mimolette is a French gourmet cheese that looks like an orange soccer ball with a light powdering of snow. This mature version from Normandy is a pressed cooked cheese that is aged for 12 months.
Mimolette has a distinctive flavor of butterscotch and caramel. The rind is fairly smooth in the young cheese but, as it ages, it becomes thick and deeply pitted. Cheese mites proliferate in these pits to give the characteristic powdery appearance of the older cheese.
The paste is dyed to a deep orange color which darkens toward the rind. The texture is hard-firm and breaks rather like fudge.
This is one of those cheeses that should be experiences if it was only once in your life. A wonderful flavor, the older the better with a bright color that will attract the attention of your guests.
We hand-cut and wrap this gourmet cheese in wedges of 8 ounces and 1 pound and you can also purchase an entire wheel of 6.6 pounds.
Please note that wheels of cheese may vary slightly in total weight, you will be charged for the actual weight of the wheel that you will receive.