BLEU D'AUVERGNE AOC,a blue cheese from south central France.

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Bleu d'Auvergne
                                      Named for its place of production in the Auvergne region of central France,Bleu d'Auvergne Aoc is a soft,uncooked,unpressed,soft,unpasteurised cow's milk cheese with veins of blue mould.Auvergne is the only French region to produce five AOC cheeses.
                                      It has a sharp aroma and a strong smell.Its taste is spicy with flavors of grass and flowers but it is less salty,a bit milder and more cremy than Roquefort cheese.
Bleu d'Auvergne
It is a cheese that can vary considerably in taste and strength when it ages and how it matures.A good one is said to be easily spread on bread like butter.The aging time is around 2 months.
                                      It is a relatively recent cheese:in 1856,Antoine Roussel,a local cheesemaker noticed that the blue mold in curds gave his cheeses a pleasant taste.He tried to develop this molding.After several failed tests,he found that using mold from rye bread and that pricking the white curds with a needle for more aeration created blue veins:the Bleu d'Auvergne was born.Now the cheesemakers use mechanical needling processes.


klaartje1968 says:
Yummie! With a good glass of red wine... the best evenings I had with cheese, wine and good company!
Posted on: Jul 03, 2009
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