Langres cheese is one of the creamiest cheeses you can find here in Metro Manila, Philippines. Using only the best milk from the happiest cows makes this cheese very unique.
How is Langres made?
Langres is a French cow’s milk cheese that originated from the plateau of Langres in the region of the Champagne Ardenne, France. We brought it for you to Metro Manila, Philippines! Since 1919, the cheese has obtained the AOC appellation. At the time of its creation, Langres was based on fairly simple manufacture. The rennet was added to the milking milk, still lukewarm, and the mixture curdled in stoneware pots. Once curdled, the cheese was molded and drained in clay molds. Called “fromottes”, they had the particularity of being sectional. This is where the characteristic shape of Langres comes from.
The cheeses were then unmolded and left to dry on plane tree leaves in "chasières", wicker cages that could contain several Langres. During the ripening in stoneware pots, the Langres fountain widened (the cheese was never turned) and the colors asserted themselves!
Today, the cheese makers have preserved this tradition to ensure Langres its taste and its inimitable shape.
What is the tasting profile of Langres?
Surrounded by a rind that is white and orange in colour, the center part of the Langres has a cream color and is a bit soft and crumbly. It becomes creamier as it matures and ages. It is milder than its cousin the Epoisses, it has a strong smell but usually it is lighter in the mouth than it smells. The cheese is eager to melt in the palate, and lingers with a very complex taste. It is usually consumed between May and August , after having done 5 weeks of maturation. But it also tastes great from March until December.
What wine to pair with Langres?
It is a cheese that looks great when served on a cheeseboard, and goes well with a fresh salad or to accompany crudités. A great pairing for Langres would be a Red Wine from Burgundy (Laforêt Bourgogne Pinot Noir), but also it goes well with Champagne or sparkling wine (Pol Roger Brut Reserve or Franck Massard Mas Sardana Cava Brut Nature NV). Sometimes people like to consume it by pouring a little champagne on top of the Langres, and wait a little before enjoying it.
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