Livarot hails from the Normandy and is easily distinguished by its strong, aromatic pungency and the five bright orange strips of raffia that bind its edge and help keep its form during ripening. The raffia also lends Livarot its alias, "The Colonel." Here at Artisanal Premium Cheese, we finish the maturation process, washing each wheel in Calvados over the course of several weeks. Livarot is a soft, washed-rind beauty that can be challenging, mouth-watering, and absolutely delicious. In keeping with the principle of local pairings, try Livarot with Calvados or a traditional French hard cider. One piece weighs approximately 7 ounces.