Washed Rind Cheese

Washed-rind cheeses are renowned for their powerful strong smell and their rustic orange coats. A traditional washed cheese can fill every corner of a room with a wild stink reminiscent of the farmyard, or of smelly socks in a sports changing room. But despite their unmistakable pong, these cheeses have many devotees. In fact, they are much stronger on the nose than on the palate. Under the grainy orange rind, the interior is deliciously smooth, mild and buttery, with a gentle, savoury flavour.