64. Robiola Bosina at Provisions Market

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Yesterday's stinky tofu post reminded me of the runny, Brie-like cheese called Robiola Bosina. Except it's not like the gummy plastic wedge of industrial commodity Brie you can buy just anywhere.

No, Robiola Bosina makes its way here from the northern Italian region of Piemonte. By the time it ripens fully, the interior of pillowy square of cow and sheep's milk turns a runny cream that oozes luxuriously from its tangy washed rind.

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Its flavor is mild, and at its peak might be described as mushroomy, as a result of the milk proteins being broken down into aromatic glutamates - the same compounds in dried mushrooms which contribute umami.

But despite its mild salty and lightly sweet flavor in your mouth, Robiola Bosina's aroma hangs in the air and all over your hands like the back end of a prize goat at the county fair. Does the sheep's milk add the barnyard stink? Is it the specific bacteria used to wash the rind? Whatever the case, the stinky treat is only sold at cheese shops willing to carry it to the peak of its runny ripeness, like Provisions Market in Old Town Orange.

Provisions Market, 143 N. Glassell, Orange. (714) 997-2337

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66. Tacos Dorados at Tortas Ahogadas Los Primos
67. Tlacoyo at El Rincon Chilango
68. Whole Pig Roast at Haven Gastropub
69. Chingaderas at Smoqued BBQ
70. The Continuous Ramen Chronicles at The Playground
71. Shrimp & Grits at Slapfish
72. Bacon Cotton Candy at Biggy's Meat Market
73. Urban 3b at Urban Seoul
74. Waffles & Chicken from The Slummin' Gourmet & Waffles de Liege
75. Ahi Tuna Tartar at Nieuport 17
76. Chicken Wings at Hashigo Korean Kitchen
77. Brussels Sprouts Pizza at Pizzeria Mozza
78. Breakfast Sausage Hash at Thasos Greek Island Grille
79. Chocolate Doughnut with Jacobsen Sea Salt at Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee
80. Loco Moco Dog at Dogzilla
81. Fruit Tart at Le Croissant Dore
82. Daing Na Bangus (Marinated Milkfish) Silog Breakfast at Chowking
83. Strawberry Basil Lemonade at Mick's Karma Bar
84. Lemongrass Chicken Salad at Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop
85. Tofu Soup at Tasty Thai
86. Take-Out Dim Sum at Capital B.B.Q. and Dim Sum Express
87. Hodo Gwaja at Cocohodo
88. Popcorn Chicken Salad at Guppy House
89. Fried Okra at Memphis Soul Cafe & Bar
90. Salted Egg With Bitter Melon & Scrambled Egg at Tasty Noodle House
91. Boysenberry Lemonade from Bautista Creek Local Produce at SOCO Farmers' Market
92. Scallop Carpaccio with Curry Oil and Yuzu Vinaigrette from Cafe Hiro
93. White Board Specials at Taco Adobe
94. Coney Dog at LinX
95. Halal Pizzas from San Giovanni Pizzas
96. Clayuda at El Fortín
97. Lunch Buffet at Dosa Express
98. The Meats at Darya in Orange
99. Panocha at Taquería Zamora
100. Bean-and-Cheese Burrito from Del Taco

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Provisions Market

143 N. Glassell St., Orange, CA

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