Photographer's Note

Époisses is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department in eastern France, located around halfway between Dijon and Auxerre.
The village is known for its cheese.
Commonly referred to as Époisses, it is a pungent unpasteurised cows-milk cheese. Smear-ripened (washed in marc de Bourgogne, the local pomace brandy), it is circular at around either 10 cm (3.9 in) or 18 cm (7.1 in) in diameter, with a distinctive soft red-orange colour. It is sold in a circular wooden box, and in restaurants, is usually served on a spoon due to its extremely soft texture.

Époisses has also a nice castle with a long history and if we are to believe tradition, is prior to the sixth century. The seventeenth century was the heyday of Epoisses.

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