How do you eat Epoisses cheese?
When served at the proper temperature, Epoisses has a thick, creamy mouthfeel, and the rind barely distinguishes itself from the cheese. I like to eat my Epoisses on a good, crusty bread (I usually use a sourdough). It does well accompanied by apples, pears and a good white wine or even baked.
Do you heat Epoisses cheese?
Bake the cheese for 15 minutes, or until you can see it bubbling around the side of the dish. Once baked remove the baking tray, with the bubbling cheese in its dish, from the oven. Allow the cheese to sit for a couple of minutes as it will be extremely hot.
What do you do with Époisses cheese?
Older cheeses are best served by cutting into the top and serving the creamy interior on a slice of baguette or raisin-nut bread. Either way, Époisses is a delicious treat for cheese lovers.
How do you eat Époisses cheese?
What do you do with Epoisses cheese?
What goes well with Époisses?
What to pair with Epoisses (and other stinky cheeses)
- Marc de Bourgogne. Basically the local brandy.
- Strong Belgian or Northern French beers.
- Pear eau de vie or Poire William.
- Sauternes or similar Bordeaux sweet whites.
- Red burgundy.
Do you heat Époisses cheese?
Where did the cheese Epoisses get its name?
Epoisses, named for the town in which it is produced, is traditionally made with unpasteurized cows’ milk. According to stories, Epoisses was initially produced by an order of monks living near Epiosses in the Burgundy region of France in the 1600s.
What kind of cheese is Epoisses de Bourgogne?
Epoisses de Bourgogne. 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 categoried as a smear-ripened cheese washed in marc de Bourgogne.
Why is Epoisses cheese sold in a wooden box?
Its natural, brick red glossy rind develops during the maturation process as it gets washed with water containing Marc de Bourgogne (an aged brandy from Burgundy). Époisses is sold in a wooden box in order to ease the transport and prevent the cheese from spilling out.
How long does it take for Epoisses cheese to mature?
Époisses is a soft cheese made from cow’s milk with a glossy rind, and a pale beige, creamy, slightly salty body. It must mature for at least 4 weeks before it is ready for consumption when its salty, spicy, and sweet flavors, and an intense, pungent aroma fully develop.