This hardy cheese from France couldn't be more different from its neighbor Camembert more. Looking like a cratered, dusty cannonball, Mimolette is infamously difficult to open for its super-hard, craggy countenance. Inspired by Dutch Edam, it has since gone in a unique direction; the appearance and floral aroma of the rind is the work of tiny mites, specially evolved to cheese. The French call them tiny affineurs for their important role in the aging process. Its electric-orange paste has sweet, caramelized depth and smooth, fudgy finish, maybe a little Calvados will help you forget about the bugs.

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109 ratings

Flavius 22

19 hours ago

Top 5 for me! Love it!

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5 days ago

Bethany Heath

9 days ago

I absolutely love mimolette. The hardness, the crystallized crunchies amongst a hard yet creamy milling around in mouth textures. Nice medium flavor.

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