Boule de Lille or Mimolette

The origins of this cheese can be traced back to the 17th century when France was going through a recession and there was a ban on foreign imports (Colbert). The people of Lille in northern France were particularly partial to Dutch Gouda and proceeded to make their own version.  The result is Mimolette which in fact has a more interesting flavour than Gouda, with a sweet nutty flavour.

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