Mimolette, also called "Boule de Lille," dates back to the reign of Louis XIV, who prohibited the import of Dutch cheeses into France. The residents of Flanders had strong cultural ties to Holland and dearly loved the banished Dutch specialties. Their alternatives were to either smuggle in contraband cheeses or produce their own.
Smuggling cheese proved to be more difficult than it sounds, so they were forced to create their own version of Dutch cheese-- thus, Mimolette was born. Extra Aged Mimolette is a hard cheese that has the same texture and spherical shape as Dutch Edam, but with a natural rind. It is produced in nine pound spheres containing a bright orange interior. Because of its hue, it is sometimes called "Halloween Cheese." It tastes gloriously sweet, yet uncommonly tame for a French cheese.
Extra Aged Mimolette, popular throughout France, is a dense cheese, hard enough to be grated. Enjoy it chunked or served with a hearty bread and fruit.
- Made from pasteurized cow's milk, aged for 18 months.
- Photo depicts whole 6 lb. form of cheese.
- We cut and wrap this item by hand.