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country French Cheese
E. Graindorge; Fromagerie Thebault

Livarot is one of the great cheeses of Normandy. Strong smelling with a meaty full taste and a lively lemony salty tang , this semi-soft orange rind washed cheese was known as the ‘poor man’s meat’ because so many people ate it. Today it’s also known as ‘the colonel’ thanks to the rings of raffia that bind it which are said to resemble stripes on a colonel’s uniform.

What with? Enjoy it with anything fruity. In Normandy they cook with it too as it melts so well; you can try it in a quiche or baked in filo pastry. Perfect with a robust red or even a glass of Calvados.

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