Learn everything you need to know about Blue Cheese and get inspired to use it more with some simple and great recipes
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BLUE CHEESE
1.Whenever possible, make sure your cheese monger gives you good-sized slabs as they cut more evenly, while smaller-sized pieces tend to spoil quickly. Large slabs of cheese are easier to keep and even allow the cheese to continue ageing. A great example would be Bleu d’Auvergne.
2. Make sure you keep it chilled and wrapped in foil; this will allow you to preserve the flavor and the creamy texture of your cheese. Try to keep your cheese in the bottom of your fridge and avoid moving it too often as cheese doesn’t react well to extreme changes of temperature.
3. Take your Bleu cheese out of the fridge at least one hour before eating so that it can come up to room temperature to be enjoyed it its best. Serve it on your cheese plate along with honey & pears and savor!
4. Two ways to cut blue cheese:
. Wedges of cheese (e.g. Roquefort)
Bleu cheeses cut into wedges must be placed flat and cut into a fan-shape from the center of the thin section.
. Cylindrical shape (e.g. Fourme D’Ambert)
Bleu cheeses in a cylindrical shape must firstly be sliced before being cut like a Camembert.
.Breakfast: Add some Fourme d’Ambert cheese to your regular omelette.
.Snack: Try Bleu d’Auvergne topped with golden raisins on ginger bread.
.Diner: Upgrade your pasta dish by adding some Roquefort with cream and walnuts.
.After dinner: End your dinner on a sweet note by adding Fourme d’Ambert and pear compote to your brioche!
.On-the-go meal: Make French madeleines and add some tasty Bleu D’Auvergne for a kick!
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