Bleu d’Auvergne cheese is unpasteurized cow’s milk cheese is from Auvergne in France. This is an AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) cheese that with age becomes quite granular and sharp. It is a creamy ivory colour, dotted with blue-green mould due to the Penicillium roqueforti which gives the cheese its typical bluish-green veins. The rind is moist and sticky unveiling a soft paste with a grassy, herbaceous, and (with age) spicy, peppery, salty, pungent taste. Cured in-house for three months it is very flavourful and quite unique.
Comparable Cheese: Fourme d’Ambert, Bleu des Causses
- Rind: Bloomy
- Vegetarian: No
- Type: Semi-soft, Blue veined
- Pairing: Riesling, Port