Mimolette Aged for 12 month
By Isigny. Product of France.
Mimolette is a semi-hard cow’s milk cheese with a distinct bright orange hue and spherical shape. It is pleasantly mild for an aged cheese, with a slightly fruity and nutty finish. Is it aged for 12 months.
This cheese originated in Holland and was introduced into France when Flanders was part of that country. Basically, it is matured Edam that is allowed to ripen for around six to nine months, by which time it becomes so hard and brittle that pieces have to be chiseled off in granite-like chunks.
The bright, deep tangerine color of the cheese is due to the natural dye, annatto.
Ingredients: pasteurized cow's milk, cheese cultures, rennet, salt, annato.