5 Days of Cheese: Blue Cheese

It's Day 4 of "5 Days of Cheese" and we're not cheesed-out yet! Today we're featuring the family of Blue Cheese. Check out our tips and recipes below!

  • Origins: Blue cheese is actually a general classification referring to any cheese that has had the Penicillium cultures added, resulting in blueish spots or veins throughout. It can be made from cow's milk, sheep's milk, or goat's milk and can originate from any country. Unsurprisingly, it is believed blue cheese was created by accident.

  • Aging: 3-4 months

  • Texture: Soft and crumbly (with Roquefort being slightly harder)

  • Cheeses in the family: Roquefort (France), Stilton (England), Gorgonzola (Italy)

  • Fun fact: Oregonzola is a modern cheese modeled after the famed Italian Gorgonzola but produced in the state of Oregon.

  • Wine pairing: Any sweet white, a strong red, or port wine

  • Serving: Blue cheese is great by itself (just serve with wine and bread), mixed into salad dressings or thrown on top of a salad, or melted in certain dishes.

Miss a post? Catch up for the week:
Monday: Cheddar
Tuesday: Parmesan
Wednesday: Brie
Thursday: Blue Cheese (above)
Friday: Goat Cheese

Like our 5 Days of Cheese series? Then check out our 5 Days of Fruit and 5 Days of Veggies series too!

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