BLUE CHEESE, BLEU CHEESE
Blue cheeses are semisoft cheeses that are marbled with delicate veins of blue-green mold. The blue mold in these cheeses is due to mold spores from Penicillium roqueforti or Penicillium glaucum, etc.
Originally these cheeses were produced in caves in their respective areas, where the mold was naturally present. This combined with the unique nutrients that the mold grew on in the caves affected the flavor, texture and blue-green color of the mold in each of these cheeses. In the beginning, this was most likely discovered by accident when cheeses were stored in the caves, and they developed mold. Then someone decided to taste the cheese that others might have thought to be ruined, and realized how exquisite the taste had become.
The first American blue cheese plant was founded by Felix Frederickson in 1936 in Faribault, Minnesota.
Roquefort cheese is a particular bleu cheese that is made in the south of France. Some other blue cheeses are Stilton (England), Gorgonzola (Italy), Danablu (Denmark), and Americas' entry, Maytag Blue Cheese. These are just a few, there are many more blue cheeses.
See also: Article on Blue Cheese - Cheese Trivia & Facts -
Amablu Blue Cheese - Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe #1
Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe #2
Please feel free to link to any pages of FoodReference.com from your website.
For permission to use any of this content please E-mail: [email protected]
All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2023 James T. Ehler and www.FoodReference.com unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.
Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.
Please take the time to request permission.
FOOD TRIVIA and FOOD FACTS
& COOKING CLASSES
From Amateur & Basic Cooking Classes to Professional Chef Training & Degrees
FoodReference.com (since 1999)
FOOD TRIVIA and FOOD FACTS SECTION