MAROILLES AOC,a one-thousand-year-old cheese from the north

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Maroilles cheese
                                  Maroilles or Marolles originally manufactured in the small village of Maroilles(Nord department) is a soft washed-rind cow's milk cheese  with a 45% fat content produced in Thiérache in northern France (Avesnois and Aisne department.
 
                                  It is said to have been first made by a monk in the Abbaye of Maroilles in the VIIth century and then is one of the oldest French cheese.The production process is similar to those of Münster and Pont -l'Evêque cheeses.
Maroilles

 
                                  It is sold in blocks of 13 cm square,6 cm thick and weighing 720 g but it has also 3 Aoc brothers of other sizes:Sorbais,Mignon and Quart.Its paste is golden and soft.Repeted turnings and washings eliminate the natural white mould and make the red-orange rind.It has a strong,tangy taste.
                                                                                                            
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Maroilles cheese
Maroilles cheese
Maroilles
Maroilles
Maroilles cheese
Maroilles cheese
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it comes from north...it comes fr…
Maroilles watermill
Maroilles watermill
Maroilles cheese
Maroilles cheese
different sizes of Maroilles
different sizes of Maroilles
Maroilles
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