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.
Apparently the favourite of Napoleon, and I can see why.
This cheese is the best, smoothest, and yummiest soft centered cheese I have tasted in a long time. Although a slight smell once you have tasted the creamy smooth centre that just melts in your mouth.