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Prom Country Venus Blue

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This farmhouse blue cheese made from ewes milk cheese is produced by the family-run Prom Country Cheese in Gippsland, Victoria.


CHARACTERISTICS
Venus Blue is a mild yet complex blue cheese that has won many major awards. Behind a natural multi-coloured rind is an ivory paste marbled with greenish-blue veins. On the palate there are yeasty, champignon, spicy and slightly smokey flavours that cut through the trademark ewe's milk sweetness. At peak maturity, Venus Blue has a wonderful combination of creamy mouthfeel, earthy spiciness and hints of mixed peel and honeysuckle.
A little history about Prom Country
Prom Country Cheese is owned and run by Burke and Bronwen Brandon on their family farm in South Gippsland. Burke is the son of pioneering Mornington Peninsula cheesemakers, Red Hill Cheese. All of the cheeses are handmade on the farm using milk from the family’s own ewes, making them a true farmhouse operation.

Goes well with:
Fortified wine, PX Sherry, dessert wines such as Pennyweight Gold and Sauternes

Similar cheeses:
Bleu des Basque, Roquefort

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