Bleu d'Auvergne is an old traditional French cheese, an AOC cheese, made from raw cow's milk, produced in the Auvergne region, like the Fourme d'Ambert. The Bleu d'Auvergne is quite different though, it is an aromatic cheese, salty and rich, piquant and slightly crumbly.
It is said that Bleu d'Auvergne was supposed to be an alternative to Roquefort, milk from Salers and Aubrac cows instead of sheep's milk. It does explain the saltiness, the piquant flavor and the crumbles.
Bleu Auvergne is aged over 60 days during which the cheese develops a thin rind, the paste has well-defined greenish-blue veining, a few holes here and is pale yellow in color.
We hand-cut and wrap this cheese in wedge of 8 ounces and 1 pound.
If you like to buy an entire form of Bleu d'Auvergne, a half moon form of approximately 3 lbs. please contact us by email or phone.