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: Bourgogne, Époisses
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.
*All our cheeses are cut by hand so the weight may vary slightly :)
If yours is runny and stinky, epoisse is a on your must list
The cheese itself has a pungent (almost dirsty shoe like) aroma but the taste of this cheese is sublime. IT smooth and creamy, with a mild taste. It went amazingly with quince paste and crusty bread. Its a must try!
Amazing, gooey and full of flavour. Beautiful cheese. Hard to fault.
Apparently the favourite of Napoleon, and I can see why.