Epoisses de Bourgogne
You may not know it, but Epoisses is actually a French word meaning "completely worth the effort'' or "stinky but incredibly loveable" because the end result, a custardy bacon bomb, is oh-so-worth-it. One slurp of the intensely creamy paste of this French classic, and you'll know why we go to such lengths to ensure that this unctuous pasteurized cow's milk round, made in Burgundy, France, is so delightfully decadent. After near extinction in France during the World Wars, Epoisses de Bourgogne was resurrected in the 1950s by our beloved M. Berthaut. Tucked into a clever wooden box meant to ease transport to our fair shores, serving Epoisses isn't nearly as difficult as aging it'slice a crusty baguette and dunk away, adding a glass of Burgundian white for terroir-driven perfection.