The Fromagerie Gaugry is the last dairy still producing authentic Epoisses with raw milk and has successfully preserved and protected the secrets of producing and maturing Epoisses cheese.
The cheese has a floral aroma, with a shiny and slightly wrinkled rind. The colour of our Epoisses cheese varies from ivory with orange hints to brick red (this will depend principally on the maturing process of the cheese).
This red colouring of the rind is caused solely by the surface bacteria that develop there (Brevibacterium linens).
The use of any colourants is strictly forbidden.
The cheese itself is pale beige in colour, with a smooth and creamy texture. The heart of the cheese may be slightly crumbly when still young, gradually becoming creamier as it matures.