MADE TO MELT ON YOUR POTATOES...
Reblochon was the first cheese of the Savoie region to be granted the AOC certification, in 1958. The cheese is made by mixing the milks of three different breeds of cow : abondance, tarine, and montbéliarde. The birth of this fascinating cheese is due to the ingenuity of the Savoie herdsmen. In the 13th century, the farmers were completely dependent on landowners who insisted that all the herd's milk were their property. At milking time, the herdsmen did not quite complete the milking. After the controllers had left, the herdsmen finished the milking. They "re-blochaient". From this, the cheese was named Reblochon, made with the creamy milk of second milking.
The cheese is put into a cellar to dry, is turned every 2 days and washed with whey. Reblochon is a well-proportioned cheese with a nutty aftertaste that contrasts with a strong odour of the cellar. The creamy cheese often has a herbal aroma. From this process, the rind turns into an orange-yellow colour with a velvety texture.
Perfect for recipe like Tartiflette...
Country of origin: Savoie region, FRANCE
Producer: FROMAGERIES BOUCHET
Portion Size: 500 Gr approx.
Stuff to consider: unpasteurized, lactose