Époisses de Bourgogne

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Époisses de Bourgogne
An airtight box will stop your fridge becoming a no-go zone

Époisses de Bourgogne is an AOP cheese made in the village Époisses found in the commune of Côte-d'Or, a département of France. It is located around halfway between Dijon and Auxerre.

Commonly referred to as Époisses, it is a pungent unpasteurised cows-milk cheese. A washed-rind cheese (washed in marc de Bourgogne, the local pomace brandy), it is circular at around either 10cm or 18cm in diameter, with a distinctive soft red-orange colour. It is sold in a circular wooden box, and is best served with a good red Burgundy wine, or even Sauternes.

Napoleon was a particular fan of the cheese, and the famous epicure Brillat-Savarin himself classed it as the "king of all cheeses".

Its odour is so strong that reportedly it has been banned from French public transport.

One way to stop the odour permeating your fridge (and kitchen, and house) is to store the cheese in an airtight box. Whilst I imagine a purist would sniff at the idea, it's prevented arguments in our household!

Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses

The number of calories in various types of cheese is very similar when you compare your cheese to a similar types of cheese.

For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g

If the Époisses de Bourgogne is not listed below, select a similar type of cheese from the list below to get a rough idea for the number of calories in Époisses de Bourgogne.

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Cheese type Calories per 100g
American cheese 371
Blue cheese 353
Camembert cheese 299
Cheddar cheese 402
Cottage cheese 98
Edam cheese 357
Farmer's cheese 98
Feta cheese 264
Fontina cheese 389
Goat cheese 364
Gouda cheese 356
Gruyere cheese 413
Mozzarella cheese 280
Parmesan cheese 431
Pimento cheese 375
Provolone cheese 352
Queso blanco cheese 310
Ricotta cheese 174
Roquefort cheese 369
Swiss cheese 380

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