Soft Cheesy Goodness
Langres was declared CDO (Certified Designation of Origin) in 1991 then PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) in 2012.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
The Langres AOP Germain is a cheese made from cow’s milk with a soft centre and a washed rind. The cheese is matured according to a very demanding method of successive washings which gives it a beautiful orange colour. It’s a cheese that has a pungent, intense and characteristic aroma which gives way to a fairly mild taste. The Langres AOP Germain is the leading Langres cheese in the world.
PREPARATION OR PAIRINGS
A Langres cheese will be a marvellous finish to your meal! It is also an ideal addition to starters, main courses or snacks, etc.
Langres AOP is ideally paired with a white or red Coteaux Champenois. You may also opt for a Gevrey-Chambertin or a dry white such as Pouligny-Montrachet.
A CELEBRATED CHEESE
Langres was originally made at the actual farms using warm cow’s milk poured into terra cotta moulds called “fromottes”. Once flipped, the cheese had to dry on lime tree leaves and then be matured on oat straw. This has been an “Appellation d’Origine Protégée” (Protected Designation of Origin) cheese since 2009, from the plateau where the town of Langres is located.
The quality of the Langres cheese is obvious when you consider all its national and international awards (WCA, CGA, Mondial du Fromage…).
Cheeses (except brined ones in jars) should be stored in the crisper or the butter drawer of a refrigerator, not on the shelves themselves. This is to help regulate their temperature and humidity levels—and prevents the formation of mold. Once opened, they should not be kept in their original packaging. Soft cheeses with delicate rinds need to breathe, so they are best placed in glass containers lined with paper towels to absorb extra moisture. Leave the lid open a tiny bit for air to circulate and don’t forget to write up a label with the date you first opened the package. Kindly pay attention to the best before date label when you receive your cheese. Consume prior to date indicated.