Abondance AOP - per 500g
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Cheese by weight :
Minimum quantity = 500g.
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(Fromagerie la Tournette, Rhone Alpes)
Abondance is a semi-hard, cow-raw milk cheese made in the Haute-Savoie department of France.
You might choose between Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir to enjoy with this cheese.
Apart from eating it just as it is, you can also make a sublime fondue.
This mountain cheese is produced using only milk from cows of the Abondance, Montbeliard and Tarine breeds. It takes 100 litres of milk from cattle grazing in the high mountain pastures to make a single wheel of Abondance weighing in at 9-10kg.
The cheese is made during the d’alpage (the summer migration of herds), when the cows graze outside on high mountain pastures full of grass, herbs and wild flowers. All cheese is made from fresh raw milk using small copper cauldrons, before being drained in wooden hoops and pressed overnight.
The result is a firm cheese with an orange rind and a moist interior that will be creamy in the mouth and have a great balance of acidity and sweetness with a long floral aftertaste.