Mimolette is a gourmet cheese that looks like an orange soccer ball with a light powdering of snow. This mature version of the French cheese 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 French cheese pairs nicely with a Pinot Noir or a fine Ale.
We cut and wrap this cheese in wedges of 1 pound and 8 ounces.
Ingredients:pasteurized cow's milk (contains lactose and casein), salt, lactic starters, rennet, annatto (color), eggwhite lysozyme (preservative).