The sharp, nutty, fruity taste of Mimolette also includes sweet hints of butterscotch. Its brilliant orange color makes it the focus of any cheese platter. Try Mimolette with a rustic red wine or ale.
With a pungent scent, Bleu d'Auvergne has a salty and spicy taste. A perfect addition to salads or served with apple slices, Bleu d'Auvergne is also ideal on a burger. Enjoy with sweet dessert wines, strong reds, or a rich dark beer.
Called the King of Cheeses, Brie is one of the best-known cheeses of France. Its soft, creamy texture, mellow flavor and rich aroma make it a crowd-pleaser on bread and crackers or melted in an omelet. Try Brie with light, fruity red wines or crisp whites.
Comté has an intriguing, complex flavor that can include hints of apricot, chocolate, butter, cream, hazelnuts and toast. Enjoy Comté in cubes, on a sandwich, melted in fondue, or grated and sprinkled on your favorite dishes. Any way you like it, serve Comté with a dry white or light red wine.
With buttery, savory flavors and hints of tangy fruit, Pont l'Evêque is similar to Livarot and is an excellent choice to serve before or after a meal. Enjoy Pont l'Evêque with Champagne, medium-bodied whites, hard cider, or apple brandy.
With a grassy, nutty flavor and a touch of salt and spice, Saint-Nectaire is a great addition to any cheese plate and it goes well with bold, fruity reds and silky white wines.
This decadent cheese is buttery, smooth and mild. Spread it on bread or crackers and enjoy with Champagne. Or, try it for a delightful dessert with fresh fruit.
The quintessential French cheese, Camembert is typically a bit stronger in flavor than Brie. It has a taste of wild mushrooms and a buttery texture that melts into the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich. Enjoy Camembert with a light, fruity red or sweet white wine.
With a lightly sharp, slightly salty taste, Emmental is great on a sandwich or a burger, in an omelet, or as a surprise twist to macaroni and cheese. Try Emmental with a sweet white or light to medium red wine.
With a salty, nutty flavor and silky, smooth texture, Raclette is delicious melted and served with bread, boiled potatoes, roasted root vegetables, or cured meats. Try it with a fruity, medium-bodied red or white wine.