, Only 40 of the 500 cheeses made in France are “Appellation Controllée” which like wine, offers some guarantee of origin, style, content and production process.
Epoisses de Bourgogne AOC is one of those 40 AOC cheeses from Burgundy and is a soft, washed-rind cheese made from Cows Milk (well-chilled evening milk mixed with fresh, warm morning milk). While the cheese is still soft, it is moistened with Marc de Bourgogne, the spirit made from the residues of the wine-making process. It is then cured and soaked again in Marc. Hence it has a lightly alcoholic, delicate yet strong taste, most creamy from July to February. Originating from the village of Epoisses (21 Côte d’Or, BFC), north west of Dijon.
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