A somewhat smaller wheel than its cousins Comté and Beaufort, Abondance has a similar grassy aroma and a sharp, nutty flavor. On a grilled cheese sandwich or in fondue, Abondance goes well with dry white or fruity red wines.
Origin Savoie, France
Production & Aging Molded and pressed, aging varies from 3 to 9 months
Appearance Hard, golden-brown rind with a pale yellow paste
Taste & Texture A smooth, medium-hard paste and a complex, fruity flavor with hints of nuts
Wine Pairing Suggestions Chablis, Gamay, Pinot Noir
Beer Pairing Suggestions German Pilsner, IPA, Trappist Ale
Similar Cheeses Beaufort, Comté