Description of cheese
Mimolette is also known as Boule de Lille - ball from Lille. It is said that it has the name because of the ripening cellars of Lille, where the cheese originally was ripened, but the name Mimolette comes from mimou - half soft.
The French probably started to produce this cheese according to the same method as the Dutch Edam, when the minister Colbert prohibited the import of foreign goods, including cheese. Today, it is produced in the northeast regions of France. Its colour changes in the ripening process from carrot-yellow to orange-brown. The taste also changes as the cheese matures.