Epoisses de Bourgogne was invented at the beginning of the sixteenth century by Cistercian monks and named after the town where it was first produced. It is considered to be one of the stinkiest cheeses in the world. It is famously washed in Marc de Bourgogne, a local brandy which gives it its distinct orange smelly rind.
Made from cow’s milk, this cheese has a creamy, chewy and firm texture. Despite its pungent smell, it has a sweet, spicy and salty flavour with undertones of dried fruit.
Cheese and Wine Pairing
Epoisses de Bourgogne was also one of Napoleon’s favourite cheeses who enjoyed it with a bottle of Chambertin which pairs perfectly with it. Equally delicious with a chilled glass of our wonderful White Burgundy, Pouilly-Fuisse ‘Vieilles Vignes’ from Domaine Sève. Give it a try!