Mimolette is a semi-hard yellow cheese produced from cow’s milk in Normandy. Similar to cheddar, Mimolette is intensely fruity, and popular for cooking or as a snack with beer. Its tough, natural rind is yellowish brown and pitted and dry like a melon. The deep orange of the cheese itself comes from natural annatto coloring. Cellar-aged for four to 18 months on wooden planks, the cheeses are turned regularly by hand to allow for even aging over the entire rind.
Made from cow's milk
Country of origin: France
Fat content: 40%
Flavour: buttery, caramel, nutty, salty
Synonyms: Boule de Lille , vieux Hollande