Livarot - one of the oldest and greatest of Normandy cheeses, Livarot is a monastic French cheese (from the commune at Livarot), easily identified by its washed rind and pungent aroma! Livarot is also known as 'The Colonel' due to the 5 strips of raffia that encircle the cheese, similar to those worn on the uniform of a French army Colonel's uniform.
This superb little cheese has a a wonderful soft and creamy taste with little holes giving a springy texture. Livarot has a slight nutty flavour with hints of slightly salty, lemony, spiciness. Left at room temperature it can become quite runny! Each small Livarot has been carefully hand washed in brine with a hint of annato and left to mature for up to 2 months in the perfectly humid cellars.
The town of Livarot in Normandy, France is the twinned town to South Molton, North Devon.
Best enjoyed with a full bodied red wine.
Cow's Milk, Pasteurised, Not Suitable for Vegetarians.
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