Epoisses 8oz

$32.00/Each


Pungent doesn’t begin to describe this gooey, pasteurized cow’s milk cheese. Rumor has it, Epoisses is banned on the Paris Metro due to its unmistakable, inescapable funk. A meaty, salty, spoonable paste is aged in humid cellars and washed in salt water and Marc de Bourgogne, the fiery French apple brandy, to give it its intense flavor. Pinor noir is a classic terroir-based pairing, though we love it with the sweet contrast of a sauternes. Try with some Fabrique Delices Saucisson Sec and Trois Petits Cochons Mini Toast.


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Just the Facts

Country
France
Region
Bourgogne
Milk Type
Cow
Pasteurization
Pasteurized
Rennet Type
Animal
Age
5 Weeks
Weight
8 oz

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  • Chardonnay

    This wine is all over the map – literally! Flavor varies widely depending on where and how it’s made.

    Old World Chardonnay: crisp and minerally, with flavors of apples and roasted pears.

    Pair with: Fresh or bloomy rind cheese, like Delice de Bourgogne


    New World Chardonnay (USA, warmer climates): richly buttery and oaky, heavy notes of vanilla, brown butter, and tropical fruits.

    Pair with: Slightly stronger cheese like sweet Tickler cheddar, or a mild washed rind.


    Oxidized Chardonnay: When Chardonnay is intentionally exposed to air it is “oxidized.” Common in the Jura mountain region, this wine is almost sherry-like with spicy, nutty flavors.

    Pair with: Play up the bolder flavors with a more complex or funky cheese. Almost any Alpine cheese, like Comte, or earthy aged goat cheese like Chevrot make a great match.

  • Pinot Noir

    Lighter bodied and delicate. Old World style generally offers more funk, New World more fruit.

    Old World Pinot: Flavors of fresh cherries and raspberry balanced by a barnyard funk and high minerality. Sometimes has floral aromas, reminiscent of rose petal.
    Pair with: Almost anything! Works with funky Frenchies Epoisses and Langres, or mild natural rinds like Tomme de Savoie.

    New World Pinot: More sugary, with jam-like fruit, dried cherries, oak, and spice.
    Pair with: Full, fatty flavors. Alpines, cheddars, and Manchego.


  • Vodka

    Pairing vodka and cheese may seem counterintuitive, but the truth is that this clean spirit appreciates nuanced cheeses that help bring out the subtleties of its flavor.