Aged Mimolette 12 Month

Aged Mimolette 12 Month


SKU: 447S

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Mimolette is a unique, cave-aged cheese from the Normandy region. In the cellars, Mimolette develops its wide range of fruity, nutty flavors. As soon as the boules of Mimolette arrive in their designated cellar, their quality is checked using a very ancient technique of tapping the topside of the cheese with a mallet to make sure there is no fissures in it. During the cave aging, numerous cheese-friendly mites go to work on the outside of the cheese helping aerate and age the paste inside while developing the rind. These microscopic mites are completely harmless to humans and feed off the mold that lives on the rind. To prevent the mites from penetrating the cheese, the Isigny affineurs brush the cheese once a month.

Each Mimolette cheese is then classified according to the length of time they are aged in the cellar: young (Jeune is 3 months), semi-old (Demi-Vieille is 6 months), old (Vieille is 12 months), extra mature (Extra Vieille is 18 months), and Grand Reserve (24 months). Mimolette's texture changes from a relatively soft, pressed curd cheese to a hard, flavorful cheese that breaks cleanly when matured. Mimolette is very attractive on any cheese plate with its bright orange color that comes from adding natural annatto to the highest quality milk. Highly versatile, Mimolette can be grated or shaved for recipes. Beer pairings include IPAs, Brown Ales, or Belgium style beers. For red wine, Cote du Rhône or Pinot Noir, and for white a Pouilly Fume works well. A classic pairing is Normandy Ciders. A secret dessert pairing is with dark milk chocolate!

  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk; aged for 12 months.
  • Photo depicts whole 7lb form of cheese.
  • We cut and wrap this item by hand.

Nutritional information coming soon!

Aged Mimolette 12 Month

How We Ship

FreshWave Packaging

Perishable foods are optimally packed and temperature controlled with kraft void fill and non-toxic refrigerant gel packs. To further contain temperature escalation, we fill any empty space with specialized foam to minimize air circulation.

Please join our efforts to be mindful of our environment and extend the life-cycle of our packaging, by reusing the gel packs to keep your next picnic or road trip fare cool.

Please note: Our products are always shipped so they will arrive at your door in optimal condition. Whenever possible - such as in periods of cooler ambient temperatures - we try to use less packaging , more recyclable materials and avoid unnecessary shipping waste.