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Wavreumont

Producer
Fromagerie des Ardennes
Country
Belgium
Region
Wallonia
Size
11 ins diameter, 3 ins high
Weight
5 lbs
Website
Milk
Cow
Classification
Semi Soft
Rind
Washed

Le Wavreumont is produced by Fromagerie des Ardennes, located in Werbomont, part of the town of Ferrieres. Ferrrieres is a French community in the Wallonia region of the province of Liege in Belgium. Fromagerie Des Ardennes, which is certified organic, was founded by Marc Rosen in 1996. For production of the cheese, cow’s milk is collected from three local dairies that milk Montbeliard, Normande and Pie Noire breeds. Le Wavreumont was created by Fromagerie des Ardennes as homage to the monastic tradition of nearby Monastere St. Remacle. Although the label of Le Wavreumont depicts the image of a monastery, the cheese itself is no longer produced at the monastery. However, Le Wavreumont is a washed rind cheese made in the classic monastic style, meaning that the rind is a muted apricot color occasionally dusted with white mold. The paste of the cheese is pale ivory to butter yellow in color depending on season, and dotted with small eyes. The texture is semi soft, yet it cleaves when bent. The mouth-feel is buttery, creamy, smooth, and rich. Le Wavreumont has aromas of peanuts, cream, and egg. There is a slight yeastiness, with lingering flavors of butter, and grass.

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