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Rollot

Rollot
  • Made from cow's milk

  • Country of origin: France

  • Region: Rollot

  • Type: semi-soft

  • Texture: firm

  • Rind: washed

  • Colour: yellow

  • Flavour: bitter, salty, spicy, strong

  • Aroma: fruity, yeasty

  • Vegetarian: no

Rollot is a French cow's milk semi-soft cheese made in a commune by the same name in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France. It is a washed rind cheese, strong and spicy like Maroilles with a light yellow rind. The cheese is characterized by a distinct, salty flavour with a lingering bitterness. Its yeasty, slightly fruity aroma reminds of Romadur. Its rough, sticky red smeared rind reveals a firm, but tender, interior. Rollot is usually produced in disc or heart shaped form. The maturation takes 2–7 months depending on size and the fat content is 48%. This cheese tastes delicious with a glass of white wine.

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