Pumpkin-orange with a dusty rind pocked by tiny cheese mites, Mimolette is a creepy-looking cheese. But like Elvira, her spookiness is overshadowed by her seductive allure. Her flavors are rich with deep, toasty notes of butterscotch and a distinct tang. Here’s everything you need to know about this classic French cheese, from her origin story to the best Mimolette pairings.
What is Mimolette?
Mimolette is a pumpkin-orange cow’s milk cheese from Normandy in northern France. It’s sold at a wide range of ages, from creamy, melty 3-month wheels that are great for cooking, to the deeply complex, crunchy sex machine that is 24-month Mimolette. The older varieties are extremely hard to find in America, but if you get your claws on a piece, it’s a damn delicacy.