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what is langres cheese

Discovering new and interesting cheeses expands our minds and allows us to try unique and different flavours. In this article, we take a look at the French cheese Langres. What is Langres Cheese? Langres is a semi-soft cow milk cheese. It is produced in the Champagne-Ardenne region in France, specifically in the town of Langres. Langres is a washed-rind cheese, with a bright orange rind. It is strong, salty and spicy in flavour. Matured for 5-8 weeks, each wheel is small and weighs 180g. Langres Flavour and Texture: Although Langres is a washed rind cheese, it is very mild in comparison to other cheeses in its family such as Epoisses and Munster. However, the flavours are comparable, it is still salty, spicy and pungent in flavour. The savoury and earthy flavours are typical for soft French cheese.Langres texture is dependent on how long it was matured for. It will have…

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what is soft cheese

As we know, there are lots of very different styles of cheese out on the market. In this article, we look at the category of soft cheese and what features typically make it. What is Soft Cheese? Semi-soft cheese is created when milk proteins are combined with moulds and has a fat content of around 30%. Soft cheese is ripened for no longer than one month and therefore has a higher moisture content, between 35-45%, preventing it from drying out. It also does not keep for a long time, due to bacteria growing and thriving in moist damp conditions. The interior of such cheese is neither pressed nor cooked.It is typically made with raw (also known as unpasteurised) milk. Categorising Cheese: Cheese can be categorised through moisture content or firmness. It can also be categorised by mould type. Examples of Soft Cheese with Bloomy Rind: Brie and Camembert: Although technically…

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The cheese industry often refers to stinky cheeses as washed-rind. They are a great alternative to those that love a strong cheese but are bored of the overly ripe Camembert or sick of the salty flavours of blue cheese. But have you ever wondered why feet smell like cheese?  Why do Feet Smell like Cheese? The cheese is washed continuously in brine. A bacteria known as Brevibacterium linens (B-linens) thrives in this environment and forms on the cheese. Similarly, as your feet sweat during the day, b-linens bacteria develop on your feet. This is why washed rind cheese can smell like feet. How to make Washed-rind Cheese The washed rind cheeses are made the same way as white mould, as they contain the same bacteria and starter culture. Remove this bacteria by adding salt to the cheese. Washing the cheese more frequently in brine ensures that the B-linens thrive and…

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