Époisses de Bourgogne


Époisses is a cheese from cow’s milk , soft, washed-rind.This cheese contains at least 50% fat, is refined by being rubbed with Marc de Bourgogne (local brandy) . Ivory , orange color is due to surface bacteria.

It smells mushroom, garlic and meaty. The flavor is strong and sweet, spicy and very distinctive, it melts in the mouth, leaving a thin creamy sensation on the palate.

Époisses is a intense aromatic and stinky cheese. Surprisingly red burgundy wines matching very well as a white wine try sauternes.

Pronunciation by Kenji75018 

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  • BuzzedAldrin May 22, 2015, 8:58 am

    Sharper dry wines tend to sit well with cheeses of this type, and the cheese itself lends very well to hearty dishes, especially rich ones. For fans of cottage or Shepard’s pie, I’d recommend a fine shred over the whipped mashed potatoes before baking. I doubt many would suggest the pairing but the bold tastes of the cheese contrast well in some areas while accentuating the flavors of the filling in exciting ways.

    • denelizr July 10, 2015, 12:04 am

      I make Shepard’s Pie all the time! I’ll take your suggestion and top this over the mashed potatoes. I’m excited to try it now 🙂

  • denelizr July 10, 2015, 12:02 am

    I’m looking for a little more variety in my foods and I’m intrigued by this one. I can’t pronounce it’s name for the life of me, but I wouldn’t mind taking a bite. What dishes would you recommend to go along with it? Would I find this anywhere or do I need to go to a particular store for purchase?

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