LIVAROT AOC,the Colonel of Normandy !

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Livarot,the"colonel"
                                       Named after a village near Lisieux,in Normandy, Livarot is a washed-rind,soft (like M√ľnster or Maroilles cheeses),pasteurised or unpasteurised cow's milk cheese with a 40% fat content produced in the south of Pays d'Auge(Orne and Calvados departments).The cheese was formerly bound with 3 or 5 bands of sedge(typha latifolia) leaves to prevent its collapsing during maturing (now replaced by 5 bands of green paper).This cheese is often called colonel because of the 5 stripes,a colonel wears on his uniform.
                                       
                                       Its reddish-orange rind is colored with the natural annatto washings.
Livarot,the"colonel"
Depending of the length of maturing,its paste with a supple texture is golden- yellow and  has a pungent aroma.
 
                                       Livarots are made in five different sizes:Grand Livarot(large),Livarot(medium),Trois Quart Livarot(three quarter size),Petit Livarot(small),Quart Livarot(a quarter).


www.livarot-aoc.org         (English,Japonese site)
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Livarot,thecolonel
Livarot,the"colonel"
Livarot,thecolonel
Livarot,the"colonel"
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Box of a small Livarot
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