A very young Mimolette
Cheese: Mimolette (young)
Where: Calais, France
Milk: cow, raw
Texture: firm when young, hardening with age
Shape: typically a 7-8lb globe
Flavor: bland when this young
Pretty to look at, but like a shiny Red Delicious apple, not much flavor when quite young, Mimolette is an Edam-style cheese that changes dramatically with age.
I’ll review an aged variety later, but today’s post is more a reminder that looks, especially with cheese can be deceiving. That bright-orange annatto-heavy paste beckons, but there is barely any flavor there.
If you can find an aged piece, the rind will have taken on a very craggy appearance and the flavors will have emerged, though, in my opinion, are never strong. In fact, it looks much like a cantaloupe.
Seedless Cantaloupe 😉