Langres Chalancey is a soft, unpasteurized, cow's milk, stinky cheese from Champagne Ardenne, France. manufactured since 1919. Langres is notable for its pungent smoky-bacon aroma. The firm pâté melts in the mouth and results in a complex taste. When young, the texture is firm and grainy. With age, the rind starts to break down and becomes smooth and creamy. The Langres is a farmhouse washed-rind cheese. The shape is a cone or cylinder with a hollow top. During the 5 to 6 weeks maturing period, the cheese is placed in humid cellars. The cheese is regularly rubbed with brine, either by hand or using a damp cloth. The brightly colored rind is the result of continual washing, which allows orange bacteria and some yeast to grow on the surface. One unit in a wooden box, 6.3oz.