Unique flavours, remarkable maturing in marc de Bourgogne, classic aromas, the sign of great wealth, Époisses Protected Designation of Origin, a soft washed rind cheese, it can be eaten all year long. Simplicity and uniqueness make this cheese an exceptional product. A delicacy on the palate!

Created by a religious order in the heart of Burgundy more than 500 years ago and known as the “king of all cheeses" in the 19th century, Époisses is testimony of long-standing cheese traditions. Recognised with a Controlled Designation of Origin in 1991, its production using whole cow’s milk remains loyal to specific know-how passed on for five centuries by passionate producers.

The richness of the Époisses Protected Designation of Origin sector has as much to do with the quality of the cheese as the dairy professionals’ determination to practice an overall sustainable development policy.

Guide des Vins-en

Combining it with wine can seem a bit difficult considering the somewhat invasive personality of the Époisses cheese.

When less riped, the Époisses combines well with a dry Burgundy white wine from Côte-de-Beaune or Côte Chalonnaise. You can also try a Côteaux from the Auxois, which comes from the same historical terroir as the Époisses cheese.

When more riped, it will combine well with a young Côte-de-Nuits or a red wine from Beaune, a Gevrey-Chambertin or Savigny-lès-Beaune, or even an Irancy from the Yonne region.

Less traditionally, you can be bolder with a Pinot Gris from Alsace which is made from a late harvest and served young. The naturally robust body will blend harmoniously in mutual respect with the strong personality of the Époisses cheese.

Too much alcohol can be dangerous for your health. Drink in moderation.

  • THE 2016 AGRICULTURAL GENERAL COMPETITION : A SILVER AND A BRONZE MEDALS FOR ÉPOISSES

    Fromagerie Germain (52160, Chalancey) wins a silver medal for its époisses 250g at the national competition, and a bronze medal at the export competition for its époisses 250g too.

    THE 2016 AGRICULTURAL GENERAL COMPETITION : A SILVER AND A BRONZE MEDALS FOR ÉPOISSES
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