We ♥ fromage. Cheese featured prominently in all of our dinner picnics in France and we’ve learned a few things about our cheese likes and dislikes. We are all about the runny, unpasteurized cows-milk cheeses that can be spread like butter and that used to be banned from public spaces because of their odor. We’ve listed our favorites below. Word of warning: keep these cheeses in a tightly sealed container or else your house will smell like feet!
1. Epoisses de Bourgogne
Epoisses has an orange rind washed in brandy! It is sold in a round wooden box to contain its melty parts. It is supposed to pair better with beer than wine, though we thought it tasted great with everything.
2. Brie de Meaux
Bries de Meaux is quite a bit funkier than other Bries. If you already like Brie and want to venture into stinkier territory, this is the one for you. It has a bloomy, white rind and is usually sold in slices just like at the supermarket.
We sadly never took any photos of Langres, but it is a very festive cheese that is typically served with champagne poured over the top. It is a little less pungent than Epoisses but very delicious as well. Langres is sold in small cylinders and is a seasonal cheese. Lucky for us, that season is summer.