Mimolette (Boule de Lille)
The name 'Mimolette' is derived from the French word mi-mou meaning "semi-soft". In France, it is famous as Boule de Lille after the city of origin, or Vieux Hollande. It is a semi-hard cow's milk cheese similar to Edam. The ageing period varies from 2 months to 24 months.
Mimolette has a spherical share, and its orange colour comes from the annatto. It is a good choice for non-vegetarians, and it tastes buttery, salty and nutty with 40% fats.
It can be added to salads, omelettes and other cooked dishes. It pairs well with Banyuls, Merlot and Sherry.