Price: $19.99 /ea
Unit Size: 8 oz. Wheel
Cheese Type: Farmstead, Strong & Funky, Trappist, Washed Rind
Cheese Texture: Soft
Cheese Milk: Cow
Description: These tangy yet smooth and creamy delicacies are made by submersion in a salt water brine.
This cheese cannot ship via Ground to the western US.
Perhaps the finest cheese to come out of France (don't tell Abbaye de Bellocq that I said that.)Peacock
If you've reached this storefront searching for real Epoisses, you've come to the right place. Epoisses and Chambertin l' Ami (brand name Epoisses) are truly among the great cheeses of the world, and dear to our hearts and stomachs at Di Bruno's! These tangy yet smooth and creamy delicacies are are submersed in a salt water brine for a few weeks then washed in a local eau-de-vie, a clear slightly fruity brandy, for 3 more weeks. These handmade, raw milk Epoisses are packaged in a thin wood-chip box with tiny perforations in its plastic cover which allow the cheese to breathe properly. The paste is a pale blonde and the skin is orange-red to a reddish-brick. The aroma should be outdoorsy, fresh, and strong.
Historically, these Epoisses have been illegal to export but we have managed to work our magic to bring these triumphant treasures from Burgundy to your doorstep. These cheeses are about 4 in. in diameter and from 2-3 inches high. These are wonderful with crusty bread or baguettes, or as dessert with sweet dark skinned fruits. Most enjoyed with big and bold reds, preferably a Burgundy.
Big reds, Burgundy, Sauternes, Pouilly-Fuisse, Marc de Bourgogne
Belgian Double, Dogfish Head 90-Minute