The Graindorge family tradition began in 1910 with Eugène Graindorge, farmer turned cheese maker and maturing expert of his town’s namesake cheese, Livarot. Today, Graindorge is still based in the traditional Normand town and family tradition and terroir intersect with modern dairy science.
Named after a village in Normandy and protected by AOC since 1975, Livarot is a very strong smelling cheese. It is one of the world's great eating cheeses with a smooth, ripe, slightly spicy flavour. Its rind is encircled with straps of paper that prevent the cheese from collapsing during maturing. The straps are reminiscent of a colonel's stripes, giving the cheese its nickname ‘The Colonel’.
Try Livarot with crusty bread and a fresh Norman Cider or a full-bodied red wine.
Origin Normandy, France
Type uncooked, unpressed, soft
Milk pasteurized cow's milk
Texture creamy, smooth
Aroma pungent, earthy, strong