Wednesday, July 11, 2018

abondance -

Abondance is a harsh, hard-textured French mountain cheese made with raw cow's milk. Abondance cheese was first discovered in a monastery named in Haute-Savoie in the 5th century. This cheese became famous when the monastery was elected as the official supplier of cheese at the election of the Pope in 1381.

The monastery delivered 1.5 tons of Abondance cheese to the city of Avignon. Abondance is a hard textured cheese with a pungent smell. This cheese has a complex flavor, like fruits and has a bit of hazelnut flavor. This cheese has in common with Comté or Beaufort cheese in terms of pale yellow color and has many small holes.

This cheese is round and has a weight between 7 to 12 pounds. The diameter of the Abondance cheese ranges from 38 to 43 centimeters. To make one wheel of this cheese, it takes 60 to 70 liters of milk.