Epoisses de Bourgogne is a soft cow’s milk cheese produced in the village Époisses, France. Commonly called as Epoisses, the cheese has creamy, smooth and firm texture. With a distinctive soft orangey colour, it is categorized as a smear-ripened cheese washed in marc de Bourgogne. It takes at least 6 weeks to mature fully.
Country of origin: France
Region, town: Époisses, Bourgogne
Source of milk: cow’s milk
Texture: smooth, creamy and firm
Flavour: salty, spicy, sweet, rich
Aging time: at least 6 weeks
Serving suggestion: Époisses is best served with raisin bread or with warm crusty bread.
Wine Pairing: This cheese goes well with beer, with a white wine from Burgundy, a sweet wine such as Sauternes, or a Marc de Bourgogne's spirit.