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Crayeux de Roncq

chalky cheese from the Belgian border

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Also known as Carré du Vinage, this raw cow’s milk cheese from the Belgian border was invented by Marie-Thérèse Couvreur who found Maroilles didn’t have enough taste for her liking, so she turned her barn into a dairy and invented Crayeux de Roncq.

It was a success and now several dairies make this cow’s milk cheese with a softy chalky texture and orange rind washed in beer and water. It tastes best in winter.

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Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Crayeux de Roncq