Livarot

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Origin: France
Region: Normandy
Made by: Père Gautier
Type: Soft
Milk: Cow
Milk Treatment: Pasteurised
Coagulant: Animal Rennet

The brine-and-annato washed, Normandy cousin of Langres, Livarot’s five strips of raffia binding give it the nickname “The Colonel”. 

Characteristics: soft paste encased in orange rind; supple, pugent; spicy, unctuous, salty.

Best with: traditionally, Livarot is baked with a hole to accommodate a glug of Calvados.