WHAT IT TASTES LIKE: Fruity aroma, buttery, salty and nutty, hints of butterscotch. Firm and oily texture.
WHERE IT COMES FROM: Originally from Lille in northern France, Mimolette is a most unusual cheese, spherical like an Edam but with a rough moon-like surface and a bright orange interior. The cheeses are matured in damp cellars and tiny cheese mites, Acarus siro, are allowed to infest the surface, creating small cavities. As it ages, it slowly hardens and dries. Affinage by Hervé Mons.