Bleu de Chèvre (FRANCE)

Bleu de Chèvre (FRANCE) - Cheese Origin
Country of OriginFrance
RegionAuvergne, Rhône-Alpes, Midi-Pyrénées
Age2 months
ClassificationBlue, semi-soft
MilkRaw goat’s milk
Weight and shape3.6 kg (8 lb), Round
SizeDiameter 19 cm (7.5 inches), Height 10 cm (4 inches)
TasteStrong, salty, creamy with a hint of goaty tang
PairingSauvignon Blanc, Muscat de Beaume de Venise, Fresh Figs
TextureSoft, supple, smooth

Bleu de Chèvre is a unique and rare blue cheese that is made with goat’s milk instead of the cow’s milk and sheep’s milk (like Roquefort).

The number of producers are small and they only produced this cheese in small farms – and they are mostly in the mountains – hence it is not as well recognized outside the region.

Bleu de Chèvre Tasting Notes

Bleu de Chèvre is a very welcoming cheese for beginners, it tastes strong, salty and creamy but melts in the mouth with a subtle and herbaceous tang from the goat’s milk which balances out the robust taste.

Furthermore, it is relatively milder compared to cow’s and sheep’s milk blue cheeses.

How to Enjoy (PAIRING)

Bleu de Chèvre goes well with fresh figs or with aromatic honey. For quick snacks, you can also consider eating this cheese with gluten-free crackers.

Enjoy Bleu de Chèvre with a glass of sweet Muscat de Beaume de Venise or with Sauvignon Blanc.

Our favorite gluten-free rice crackers to go along with Bleu de Chèvre:

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