Our Featured Gourmet Raw Milk Cheese
Point Reyes Original Blue is an award winning blue cheese made from raw cow's milk. This Californian cheese is beautifully chalky white with sharp lines of contrasting blue-grey veins that give the cheese an almost marble appearance.
This widely acclaimed cheese is a true farmstead cheese, only Grade A milk from the familys herd of cows is used, these cows are raised from birth right on the property where the cheese is made, which means they have complete control over the process from milk to cheese.
The flavor of this gourmet cheese is creamy, sweet, fresh milk with a medium-to-strong punch of blue flavor. Original Blue is aged for a minimum of 6 months, but the cheese will not be overwhelming to the and inexperienced blue cheese taster. Roquefort or Stilton are much stronger than Original Blue. In July of 2011 Original Blue was the winner of the 39th Sofi Awards for the outstanding specialty foods and beverages of the year in the category Cheese or Dairy product.
We cut and wrap this cheese in wedges of 1 pound and 8 ounces. read more...
Browse our great selection of International Gourmet Raw Milk Cheese. A cheese is considered a raw milk cheese when the milk used to produce that cheese, prior to setting the curd, has not been heated above 104°F. According to FDA regulations raw milk cheeses must be aged for 60 days or longer at a temperature of not less than 35°F. Is raw-milk cheese safe, does it taste better – a debate that is not going away any time soon if ever. Some believe that raw milk cheese does taste better; that the complexity of the organisms naturally occurring in raw milk deepens the flavor; that pasteurized cheeses can't really approach that. Others believe that the risk of contamination is too great and that many pasteurized cheeses are excellent and often award-winning while competing head-to-head with their raw milk brothers. The debate rages among cheese gourmands; try some raw milk cheeses and let us know what you think by giving us your opinion in a product review.
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