With a pungent, earthy aroma, Livarot is hard to ignore. Its full, spicy flavor can also include a tongue-biting tanginess. Spread on crusty bread or as a dessert with apples, grapes and pears, Livarot goes well with a medium-bodied white wine, hard cider, or apple brandy.
Origin Normandy, France
Production & Aging Washed rind, aged 1 to 3 months
Appearance Smooth orange rind wrapped with three to five strips, pale yellow paste with scattered holes
Taste & Texture Soft paste with a full, spicy flavor and strong aroma
Wine Pairing Suggestions Red Pomerol, Tokay d'Alsace
Beer Pairing Suggestions English Pale Ale, IPA, Kolsch Ale
Similar Cheeses Pont-l'Évêque