Epoisses: One Cheesemonger's Go-To Gift
When selecting gifts for loved ones, many don't consider cheese. Perishable as it may be, the key is simply to select a cheese that can withstand several hours outside the fridge. Case in point: Epoisses. Once the refrigeration problem is solved, cheese instantly becomes a unique, luxurious gift, complete with its own wrapping paper!
But Epoisses comes contained in its wooden box, wrapped in plastic (unless the cheese store takes it off), and if you don't truly have to worry about its refrigeration for quite some time. It can easily stay out for at least 8 hours. Even better that way, if the recipient wants to eat some at the hour of opening.
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