Saint-Paulin cheese

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Saint Paulin
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Country of originFrance
Source of milkCows
PasteurizedYes
TextureSoft pressed cheese
Aging time4-5 weeks
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Saint Paulin is a creamy, mild, semi-soft French cheese made from pasteurized cow's milk, originally made by Trappist monks.[1][2] It is a buttery cheese, but firm enough for slicing. Saint Paulin is similar to Havarti and Esrom, and is suited to serving as a table or dessert cheese; it is often served with fruit and light wine. Genuine Saint Paulin has an edible yellow-orange rind. It is ripened in a round loaf with slightly protruding sides, and matures in about four weeks.

A cousin to Port-Salut, this cheese was originally made by Trappist monks at Saint Paulin. It is made with pasteurised milk and has a washed rind. Curdled, stirred, drained and bathed in brine, the crust has a touch of annatto to give it a distinctive orange tint. Saint Paulin spends three weeks in a ripening chamber. It is a subtle cheese, with a hint of sweetness, this tasty cheese has a taste of slightly acidulated fresh milk.

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  1. ^ R. Andrew Wilbey; J.E. Scott & Richard K. Robinson (2012). Cheesemaking Practice. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 211. ISBN 9781461558194. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  2. ^ P. F. Fox (2004). Cheese: Chemistry, Physics and Microbiology, Volume 1: General Aspects. Academic Press. p. 273. ISBN 9780122636523. Retrieved 9 August 2019.

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