Epoisses is a rich, creamy cheese with a strong aroma and a pleasantly runny texture. It has an edible rind that is washed in brine, then cured and rinsed with Marc de Bourgogne liqueur. This Epoisses also has a fruity note that tempers the musky, mushroomy flavors.
Epoisses, one of France's most infamous cheeses, is a gastronomic masterpiece for anyone who relishes a good stinky, runny cheese.
Compared to the Berthaut brand, the Germain Epoisses is a bit fruitier, with a slightly less pungent and salty flavor. The Germain Epoisses also has a tendency to maintain a firm "heart" in the center of the cheese's paste.