The 24-month Mimolette
A Northern speciality, previously known as the ‘boule’ of Lille.
Our Mimolette is a pasteurized, pressed cheese, made in the North since the XVIIth century. The original orange colour allows it to stand out from other cheeses. In order to protect the production of French cheeses and to differentiate them from imported Dutch cheeses, a natural colouring agent, Roucou, is used. Our extra-aged Mimolette has a tasty and slightly tangy, brittle paste. The flavour strengthens over time, which is why we make sure that the cheese has matured for at least 24 months.
Profile and character :
uncooked, presse hard cheese
Perfect at any time of the year. Best kept in a cool, dry place.
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24 months ripening for a more pronounced taste
In the past, the farmers would combine their milk reserves to produce a cheese that was big and consistent enough to see them through the winter. This is how the Comté was born: requiring almost 400 litres of milk for a 40kg mold. Its unique taste and incredible aromatic richness improves over time - 24 months of ripening for this Comté, destined for lovers of fine cheese.