Bleu d’Auvergne is a French blue cheese that draws its flavour and authenticity from an age-old French savoir-faire in the heart of a Volcanic region named Auvergne. This flavour-forward, creamy cheese is characterized by the bluish veins that come from the same fungus used in the fabrication of Roquefort.
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: Bleu D’Auvergne cheese is 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.