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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.

recipes featuring Livarot

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

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


  • 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