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La Noix d’Argental

la noix d argental cheese
La Noix d’Argental
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  • Pasteurized
  • Animal Rennet
  • Age: 42 Days
  • Cow Milk
  • France
  • Approachable
  • Soft

“Noix” means nut in French, which is a fitting name for a cheese that’s washed in walnut liquor. The result is an almond-colored paste with a toothsome, creamy texture and inviting notes of freshly baked bread, toasted walnuts, and butterscotch. It’s mild, but don’t let that fool you—this French cheese can hold its own on a cheese board. Pair it with another favorite from France like Fabrique Delices Saucisson Sec for a well-rounded, regional plate.

“This is the cheese I create my entire cheese board around; I consider it my wow factor, bringing a hint of sweet and savory flavor. I like to surround this cheese with dried fruit, nuts, and to draw out the sweet flavors, Mitica Pecans.”
Murray’s Catering Team – New York, NY
Cow's Milk, Salt, Lactic Ferments, Rennet

Allergens: Eggs, Milk, Tree Nuts

  • Washing cheese dates back to the 16th century.
  • Cheese is washed for a number of reasons. It affects the rind’s appearance and color and can impact the texture and taste of the cheese. This process also supports the growth of specific bacteria and mold.
  • Most washed cheeses are washed in a brine made from the cheese’s whey. Washing cheese in wine or beer, however, is not unusual and imparts the beverage’s flavor into the cheese, as it does here. Monks in France began the tradition of washing cheese in alcohol—using the beer or liquor they had on hand to develop more complex flavors in the cheese.
  • The baked bread and butterscotch flavors in this cheese pair well with the caramel notes in Mitica Moka Pecans, and the succulent tang in Black Cherry Confit.
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