£5.90 – £14.75
Also known as ‘Boule de Lille’, this is the French take on a Dutch Gouda. Legend has it that Mimolette was born when France was at war with the Dutch and Louis XIV demanded that French cheesemakers produce a Gouda substitute to satisfy his cravings. It is a strikingly visual cheese, even before you get to the vibrant orange interior created by the use of annatto (harmless red food colouring made from a South American seed). The pock-marked, moon-like dusty surface is the work of tiny mites that the French refer to as ‘tiny affineurs’, who help to develop the fruity sweetness, caramel and sometimes peanut flavours.
200g, 350g, 500g