Époisses Chalancey AOP 250g (pasteurised cow milk)
Epoisses de Bourgogne is a soft cow’s milk cheese produced by Jacques Hennart in the village Époisses, France. Commonly called as Epoisses, the cheese has creamy, chewy and firm texture. With a distinctive soft red-orange colour, it is categorised as a smear-ripened cheese washed in marc de Bourgogne. It takes at least 4 to 6 weeks to mature fully.
First, the Epoisses Chalancey cheese has a typical and distinctive taste.
Then, from full cow milk, only dairy farms approved for the PDO certification can produce them following the PDO certification.
Cows, stemming from local breeds (“Brune” breed, Montbéliard Cattle or French Simmental), and fed on a basis of fodder exclusively from the original area and GM free, produced high-protein milk.
Last, during a 4 week maturing process, the cheese is regularly hand washed with water in which some Marc de Bourgogne brandy is added.
Despite its pungent smell, the cheese has a spicy, sweet, salty and with light wood flavours.
The cheese melts in the mouth and its texture is soft.
Last It has a subtle, strong and balanced flavour which leaves a delicious creamy feel in the mouth.