Bleu d'Auvergne is a French blue cheese named after its place of origin in the Auvergne region of south-central France. Bleu d'Auvergne is creamy, ivory colour, dotted with blue-green mould as a result of Penicillium roqueforti, which gives the cheese its typical bluish-green veins.
Country of origin: France
Region, town: Auvergne, Bayat
Source of milk: Cow's Milk
Texture: Creamy and smooth
Flavour: Buttery, creamy, grassy, salty, spicy, tangy
Aging time: Minimum 4 weeks
Serving suggestion: Perfect for a cheese board or use it as an ingredient in soup, sauce or on a sandwich. Many experimenting with blue cheese start with buttered baguette and blue cheese spread thinly on the top. This tones down the strong taste.
Wine Pairing: Bleu D’Auvergne pairs wonderfully with sweet wine such as Port or Sauternes. This provides great contrast with the flavourful cheese. Strong red wines like Cahors or Sauternes, or red Bordeaux pair well are more complimentary in flavour.