époisses

Époisses

a PWASS
secret de fromage #43:

Its mild, nutty flavor is divine. Literally. The original Époisses was handmade by monks.

With its strong aroma and deep orange exterior, you might expect Époisses to have a bold flavor. Instead you'll find a smooth and silky cheese with a unique, slightly salty taste. Spread on raisin bread or gingerbread, Époisses is perfect with a sweet white wine at the end of a meal.

recipes featuring Époisses

Origin Burgundy, France

Production & Aging Washed with Marc de Bourgogne spirit, which gives it a distinctive flavor, and aged at least 4 weeks

Appearance Smooth, washed rind with an orange tint that darkens with age

Taste & Texture Creamy with a strong aroma and a smooth, soft, mouth-watering flavor

Wine Pairing Suggestions Bourgogne Blanc, Cahors, Champagne, Gewurtztraminer d'Alsace, Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, Riesling d'Alsace, White Bordeaux

Similar Cheeses Langres

Époisses

Ingredients:

  • 1 soft cheese
  • 1 semi-soft cheese
  • 1 hard cheese
  • 1 blue cheese

Directions:

  • Allow the cheese to come to room temperature before serving. It should take around an hour. Slice and arrange your cheese clockwise from mild to strong. Garnish with fruit, nuts and sliced baguette. 

Serves: 4

Époisses

Ingredients:

  • For the tart crust:
  • 250g of flour
  • 125 g of cold butter
  • 1 egg
  • 5 g of salt
  • 5 cl of water

For the filling:

  • 250 g Époisses
  • 50 cl of heavy cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 apple
  • 100 g of ham
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.

Directions:

For the tart crust:

Époisses

Ingredients:

  • 500 g potatoes
  • 2 to 3 zucchinis (depending on size)
  • 250 g of Époisses
  • 30 cl of cream (30% fat works best)
  • 10 g of half-salted butter
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions: