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Bleu d'Auvergne

Gastronomy, holidays & weekends guide in Auvergne-Rhône-Alps

Bleu d'Auvergne - Gastronomy, holidays & weekends guide in Auvergne-Rhône-Alps
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A cheese which is famous throughout France, Bleu d'Auvergneis cylindrical in shape and cream-coloured, streaked through with blue veins of mould.Made from cows' milk to which penicilliumroqueforti has been introduced, Bleud'Auvergne has a thin, flowery rind and a pleasantly creamy texture. It is matured for at least four weeks in a moist, cool, well-aired cellar, and is enjoyed at the end of a meal, with fruit, or in numerous recipes such as sauce au bleu.

Created in the Monts Dore in the second half of the 19th century, these days Bleu d'Auvergneenjoys AOP status. The town ofRiom-ès-Montagnesholds a festival in its honour every year in August.

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