What’s it like? Bleu d’Auvergne AOC has a strong and pungent taste with large large super-creamy blue cavities.
Where’s it from? It is made from unpasteurised cow’s milk from the Auvergne region of France
Packaging: Sold as a wedged slice of 150g.
Bleu d’Auvergne is less salted than other blue cheese so it tends to have a creamier, more butter flavour, and a more moist texture. This classic French blue needs a wine that can work with both elements. Traditionally you’d go for a dessert wine but the Italian Garganega with its rich decedent flavours and tropical fruit notes is a surprising hit!
Pear and Blue Cheese Salad is a fabulous and easy starter idea. The trick to making this salad really come to life is to use a blue cheese that delivers a strong flavour hit, and Bleu d’Auvergne does just that
The secret to a good burger is using beef mince with over 15% fat content. The secret to a GREAT burger is spicy, strong and complex blue cheese.
Blue Cheese Muffins are a joy for breakfast, snacks, lunches, picnics, soup side-dishes or suppers.
These blue cheese straws are a great opener for a dinner party. Using a dry crumbly blue will ensure the straws don’t become too soft after baking.
This take on pizza is from the Japanese city of Sapporo. Although far from the natural home of pizza, the combination of sweet onion and salty blue cheese work brilliantly here.