Saint Agur Blue cheese
Saint Agur is a blue cheese made from pasteurised cows' milk from the village of Monts du Velay, the mountainous Auvergne region of central France. Developed in 1988 by the cheese company Bongrain, it is enriched with cream, and contains 60% butterfat qualifying it as a double cream cheese. Aged for 60 days in cellars, the cheese becomes stronger and spicier as it ages.
The moist, rich, white cheese has characteristic olive green mould veins throughout and a smooth, creamy texture with a subtle mild spicy taste resembling a softer, and finer Roquefort in presentation and taste. Not as salty as more traditional blue cheese, its tangy and creamy nature are balanced so not to overpower with a sharp bite like a Stilton, although this is dependent in the age of the cheese. Due to its double-cream nature, this cheese is easily spread and also melts well.
Saint Agur is produced in 2 kg octagonal cylinders which make it easy to cut into wedges. It has no rind and comes in foil to prevent the cheese from becoming more blue.
- Saint Agur blue Délice, a spreadable version of Saint Agur
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