A famous French blue cheese aged in caves at Combalou. This Ewe's milk cheese has a tangy, salty flavour with sweet notes.
- FlavourTangy and salty
- Type of MilkSheep
- Vegetarian RennetNo
Store & Serve
All cut cheeses are cut to order and will have approximately 12 days shelf life on them from the date the order is despatched. Due to high demand, it is occasionally necessary for us to substitute items in orders for an alternative. We will always endeavour to choose an alternative, which is the most similar to the item you have selected and of equal or higher value for no additional charge.
- StorageKeep refrigerated.
- Instructions for useServe at room temperature.
- Recommended DrinkSauternes
- IngredientsEwes' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
- Typical Valuesper 100g
- Energy kcal369
- Of which saturates19
- Of which sugars0.1
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Young Roquefort is fairly firm in texture and has a mildly metallic taste evident over the sweet quality of the ewes' milk and bite of the blue veining. With age, the Roquefort takes on a creamier consistency, and the blue veins reach right to the edge of the cheese. The flavour becomes very strong and spicy with an openly sweet and rich flavour coming from the milk.
It is the full character of this cheese which makes it ideal as a cooking ingredient as well as a perfect choice for a cheese board, to be accompanied by a fine Sauternes, Tokaji or our Monbazillac wine.
Roquefort is the most famous of French blue cheeses and is named after the small village of Roquefort which lies between the Auvergne and Languedoc in the Aveyron region of France. A series of earthquakes and landslides in the Combalou plateau millions of years ago created the unique site with natural faults called 'Fleurine' which are essential to the development of the cheese as they mature under the village. They ensure that the temperature and humidity remain constant throughout the year because when the temperature oustide the cave is higher, the faults draw air inwards and downwards, and when the temperature rises in the caves, the air is drawn upwards and outwards.
The region's climate is extreme with hot, dry summers and cold winters, which particularly suits the hardy sheep of the Lacaune race. These sheep are milked twice a day and the milk used to make the famous cheese by one of a handful of producers in the area.Read More