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gooey cow’s milk cheese from Burgundy

Fromage Soumaintrain

A speciality of Yonne département, Soumaintrain IGP is the rustic cousin of Burgundy’s other gooey whole cow’s milk cheese, Epoisses. It has a soft white paste and washed rind that turns golden with age.

Like other similar cheeses, there is a fermier version, made the old fashioned way on the farm, and a laitier version made in a dairy. It’s delicious with a glass of Burgundy or Chablis.

AOPs and some others

Bourgogne-Franche Comté

Cheese and dairy

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Kcassam