If you've been to England, you've probably seen it around: the carrot-colored paste and those royal blue veins. The orange color comes from annato, a natural, vegetable food coloring found in many cheeses. Full-flavored and unpressed, this bright orange cheese has a surprisingly smooth texture. A golden, russett rind forms after each cheese is made by hand, creating a sharp, tangy cheese that stands out among its blue brethern. A peppery Pinot Noir balances out the robust flavor of this cheese lingering on the palate.
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