Blue Cheese

Blue Cheeses are a group of cheeses – Soft creamy cheese, hard & crumbly, made from cows, goats or sheep milk, all unified by the distinctive blue veins that run through the cheese. All blue cheese is ripened by the ventilated action of moulds growing from within. This internal ripening sets it apart from other types of traditional soft cheese, which ripen from the surface action of yeasts and moulds. The lines of blue mould are encourage when the cheese is spiked and air is introduced to the curd.
Match the salty flavours of blue cheese with sweetness – think quince paste, fruit bread, fresh & dried fruits and sweet dessert wines such as Sauternes or Port.