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Bleu d'Auvergne

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This classic French cows milk blue cheese is named for the Auvergne region of France. It is dense and creamy with a mellow, grassy flavour.

CHARACTERISTICS

Bleu d'Auvergne is a classic French blue cheese is named after the Auvergne, a mountain region in south-central France. It has a natural rind and an ivory interior with liberal blue-grey veining. Bleu d’Auvergne has a firm texture yet is still very dense & creamy with mellow, grassy, herbaceous flavours. It can get a little spicy with age.

A little history

The Auvergne region is home to a number of cheeses, most famously Roquefort. Bleu d’Auvergne is thought to have been developed early in the 19th century using traditional moulds grown on rye bread to inoculate the cheese. The mountain range is peppered with caves which are ideal for cheese ripening. Other cheeses of the region include Bleu de Causses, Bleu de Laqueuille and Cantal.

Goes well with

Dessert wines or a darker beer such as a Porter or Stout

Similar cheeses

Bleu de Laqueuille, Roquefort

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