Cheese, Dairy & Deli

Meet Mimo: Free Cheese Tasting Event in NYC

Oct 30, 2014
By TGR Edit Desk

French Cheese Board features Mimolette at its Midtown space

The French Cheese Board invites cheese lovers to Meet Mimo. Mimo is short for Mimolette, a firm round cheese with a bright orange hue and a most distinctive cratered rind. This year, Mimo will get in the Halloween spirit by dressing up as a jack-o’-lantern. 
It’s hard to top the festive feel of a jack-o’-lantern — unless it’s made of cheese, that is. This French cow’s milk cheese that dates back to the reign of Louis XIV is orange like a pumpkin, but much more delicious, making it the perfect edible Halloween treat.
The French Cheese Board, the home of all things French cheese in New York, will be showcasing Mimolette cheese from Oct. 31 – Nov. 7. During this week, children and adults can stop in to see Mimo on display, and Mimolette cheese will be available for sale as well. 
And on Halloween, Oct. 31, cheese lovers are invited to stop by the French Cheese Board from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to taste Mimo, compare both young and aged flavor profiles, and to take Mimo home for half price! Kids can enjoy special Mimolette treats as well. 
In addition, on Oct.31, Krai, an international cheese sculptor, will be carving Mimolettes like pumpkins! A Magbooth will be on-hand for picture taking with fun props to make Mimo’s first Halloween unforgettable.
WHEN:  Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
TIME:  11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE:  French Cheese Board; 26 West 39th Street, New York, N.Y. 10018
Some fun Mimo facts:
  • Mimo’s birth back in 17th century France was a result of a king’s love for Edam but a disdain for the Dutch
  • Mimo’s coming-of-age story takes place in caves that are just right to perfect his texture and taste
  • Mimo’s wonderful orange color comes from an exotic seed in South America (annatto)