Enjoy the devil's suppository ! (Boulette d'Avesnes cheese)

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Boulette d'Asvenes has a fine orange rind colored with paprika or annetto.

                                 Originally produced in Avesnes in Nord department near the Belgian border,Boulette d'Avesnes cheese is a soft washed-rind,unpressed,uncooked, cow's milk cheese with a 45% fat content weighing about 180g.

                                 Boulette d'Asvenes is produced  since 1760 in the same area as the Maroilles cheese.It was formerly made from the remains of Maroilles damaged during its production.

Its curds are kneaded with herbs and spices
Now it is made from buttermilk or Maroilles curds.The curds are kneaded with spices and aromatic herbs,parsley,tarragon,cloves,pepper...Then the cones are shaped by hand and sprinkled with paprika or annetto and get a fine orange rind which is then weekly washed by beer.The maturing time takes 2 to 3 months.

                                 Its nickname is the devil's suppository because of its conic shape and its strong spicy taste and pungent flavor.



ik-ben-10eke says:
This one looks so beautiful, but since it is a washed rind cheese... I have my doubts about its taste.
Posted on: Jul 02, 2009
Chokk says:
Awesome - never tasted this one! And it is almost from Belgium!!! Shame on me!
Posted on: Jul 01, 2009
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Boulette dAsvenes has a pear shape
Boulette d'Asvenes has a pear shape
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