Gorgeous, tasty, orange Mimolette cheese, carvings from world renown sculptor Krai and more at the French Cheese Board.
Trust the French to make Halloween tres chic! The French Cheese Board (41 Spring Street in Soho), is hosting a Mimolette cheese pop up now through Monday, October 31. This taste testing spectacular is brought to you in part by the Cheeses of Europe.
On display, to taste and to buy are Mimolette cheeses from Isigny Ste Mere and President. What is Mimolette cheese? It's a firm-to-hard cheese that is slightly nutty in flavor. Both the French and the Dutch lay claim to creating it. In the 1600s, it was decreed that Mimolette would have an orange appearance so that it could be easily distinguished from Dutch Gouda. The rounds are aged in caves, similar to aging wine. Here's a piece of trivia; it was General Charles de Gaulle's favorite cheese.
Aged Mimolette is sold at 3 months, 12 months and 18 months. The older the cheese, the deeper the flavor. Here's a piece of trivia; it was General Charles de Gaulle's favorite cheese.
Here he is working on a Mimolette Jack O'Lantern.
Krai was born in a tiny village in Thailand. He moved to the country's capitol, Bangkok and became fascinated with the fact that the royal family only ate fruit that was intricately carved. That spark started his international career as a food sculptor. Watching him create a three-dimensional sculpture, which you can when you visit the French Cheese Board is mesmerizing.
Now back to the cheese; each aged cheese has a different personality, and a slightly different flavor.
French Cheese Board
41 Spring Street