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This type of Emmental is produced in the area covering the Franche-Comté and Rhône-Alpes regions.
It is protected in two ways: with a protected geographical indication (PGI) and a Label Rouge.
The Label rouge guarantees a fruitier taste, as this cheese is made with raw milk taken from cows exclusively fed on grass and hay; its taste is also enhanced by a long three-month maturation period, according to the traditional recipe.
The rind is dry, smooth and very thin. A great number of large holes or “eyes” are spread evenly throughout the homogeneous, shiny, yellow paste.
It is characterized by fruity aromas, a fresh taste, a soft texture and a very stringy consistency when melted. It is relatively mild in general.