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
This Belgian cheese is semi-soft and has a nutty, well-finished flavor; the natural rind is bathed in Trappister beer giving it a sticky exterior all the while it's soaking in the flavor. The aroma is bold but, the taste of the cheese itself is mild as it retains the subtle hints of hops and malt. It appeals to the nose and the palate. Le Chimay a la Biere (Chimay with Trappister Beer) is made from scalded cow's milk and the unique process of maturing and soaking ranks this cheese exclusive and quite the authentic gourmet cheese.
Our gratitude goes to to a small group of monks who came to settle on the wild plateau of Scourmont Belgium, near Chimay, in the summer of 1850. A farm, brewery and dairy soon sprang up around the monastery to generate funds for their livelihood. Our cheese is a variation of the original recipe; one slight change is from read more...