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Livarot , cow milk cheese available to sell

Livarot is one of the oldest cheeses in Normandie, and at the end of the 19th century was reputed to have the highest rate of consumption. The reporters of that epoch wrote about it as "poor man’s meat" due to its high nutritional value. The cheese is circled by five bands of rush leaves that prevent the cheese from collapsing during maturing. These five bands are reminiscent of the five stripes a colonel wears on his uniform; it is for this reason the cheese is known as the Colonel. Today these bands are more for show than necessity in production. In fact, industrial dairies replace the rush leaves with bands of green paper. The lovers of this cheese delight in its strong odour and full flavour, with a taste that is perfumed and slightly piquant and spicy. In the course of its maturing, Livarot is coloured reddish/orange with the natural taint of Rocou, a South American plant. This makes the rind smooth and brilliant. Depending on the length of maturing, the humid pate is a golden yellow.


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Matière grasse (%) : 40%
Protides (g) : 23
Lipides (g) : 21
Mat. gras. acides gras sat. (g) : 14
Glucides (g) : 0.4
Sel (g) : 1.6
Valeur énergétique kCal : 283
Valeur énergétique Kj : 1175
Ferment : oui
Traitement du lait : Pâte molle à croûte lavée Lait cru de vache / Soft dough with washed rind Raw cow milk / Pasta blanda y corteza lavada Leche cruda de vaca / Weichkäse mit Rotschmierrinde Rohe Kuhmilch / Queijo de pasta mole e casca lavada Leite cru de vaca / Pasta molle a crosta lavata Latte crudo di mucca
Ingrédients : Lait de vache, sel, ferments, présure / Cow's milk, salt, ferments, rennet / Sal, fermentos lácticos, cuajo / Salz, Milchsäurebakterien, Renne / Leite de vaca, sal, fermentos, abomaso / Latte di mucca, sale, fermento, caglio
Allergènes : Lait et produits laitiers Œuf et dérivés de l'œuf Fruit à coques / Milk and dairy products Egg and by-products of the egg Nut / Leche y derivados Huevo y subproductos del huevo Frutos de cascara / Milch und Milcherzeugnisse Ei und abgeleitet vom Ei Schalenfrüchte / Leite e produtos lácteos Ovo e derivados do ovo Fruto à cascos / Latte e prodotti lattiero-caseari Uovo e derivati dall'uovo Frutto a gusci

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500 g (17,5 Ozs)

Pairing cheese and wine

Cider Sweet white wine: Coteaux de l'Aubance (Chenin Blanc grape) Red wine: No !



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