A diminutive Burgundian washed rind cheese, Petit Gaugry is perfect for a solo snack. With its rich taste and its smooth texture, its small size makes it slightly less intense than it's big brother Époisses. Petit Gaugry also is washed with Marc de Bourgogne while ripening in cool and wet cellars. It’s during this maturation phase that Petit Gaugry starts to get powerful.
The washing encourages specific bacteria to flourish, and they get to work on developing some pretty strong, earthy, vegetal aromas and a glorious, sticky orange rind. An that's before it hits your lips! That's when you realise its bark is worse than its bite. It's actually relatively sweet and mild, there's a little bit of that 'stinky socks' character, but the overall impression is that of salty/sweet bitterness. It's a delight.
- Country: France
- Region: Burgundy
- Milk Type: Cow
- Pasteurization: Raw
- Rennet Type: Animal
- Age: Minimum 4 weeks
- Serving: Approximately 70g wheel