|Country of Origin||France|
|Region||Picardie (town of Laon)|
|Age||2 to 3 months|
|Milk||Raw or Pasteurized Cow’s Milk|
|Fat||28.5% to 45% fat content|
|Weight and shape||450 g (1 lb), Brick|
|Size||15 cm (6 inches), Height 4.5 cm (2 inches)|
|Taste||Strong spicy taste (similar to Maroilles) – more pronounced when aged|
|Pairing||Full-bodied red wine, wheat beer, white wine such as Riesling or Gewürztraminer|
|Texture||Moist and sticky washed rind, supple interior|
|Color||Light orange-brown rind|
Baguette Laonnaise is made at a distinctive creamery in the industrial city of Laon. The finish product is usually shaped in a brick-like format or a baguette (which is what gives the cheese its name).
Baguette Laonnaise Tasting Notes
The flavor and taste of this cheese is often compared with Maroilles due to their pronounced similarities. Just like Maroilles, Baguette Laonnaise has an incredibly strong spicy taste that sharpens as it ages.
Tip: Avoid placing this cheese in a fridge for too long as the rind may dry out and cause the taste to become sour and gives off unpleasant-bitter aftertaste.
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How to Enjoy (PAIRING)
Bauguette Laonnaise is kinda like a finishing dessert, a more end-of-a-meal kind of cheese rather than complementing other foods side-by-side.
Nevertheless, you can certainly serve this cheese with alcohol beverages such as full-bodied red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon or white wine such as Riesling.
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