|Country of Origin||France|
|Age||3 to 6 months|
|Milk||Raw unpasteurized cow’s milk|
|Weight and shape||2.3 to 2.6 kg, Drum|
|Size||Diameter 18 to 20 cm, Height 7.5 to 10 cm|
|Aroma||Grassy, nature, strong|
|Taste||Salty, spicy, milky, peppery|
|Pairing||Cornas, Lirac, Jurançon, omelet, pasta, potatoes|
|Color||Ivory yellow and shiny in summer, whiter and drier in winter|
Bleu des Causses is made from raw unpasteurized milk from the Montbeliarde and Aubrac breeds of cow that are free of brucellosis and tuberculosis in southern France.
The cheese is AOC protected since 1979 and like Roquefort, this cheese is ripened in natural caves called fleurines in the limestone plateaus of the Causses – which gives the cheese its full and distinctive flavor.
Today, Bleu des Causses is relatively rare as it is only made by a handful of small producer and requires longer aging period compared to most blue cheeses (this cheese requires an average aging of 70 days to 6 months).
Bleu des Causses Tasting Notes
Taste wise, this cheese is often being compared with Bleu d’Auvergne with both having salty and spicy taste. Nevertheless, Bleu des Causses has a firmer, creamier texture and spicier flavour.
It is assertive but not harsh as the milkiness flavor somewhat balances out the strong peppery and spicy notes of the blue moulds which results in a stable and long lasting finish.
The flavor also widely differs depending on the season in which it is produced. Cheeses produced in the summer are ivory-yellow, moister texture and have a milder taste. Cheeses produced in the winter are whiter, drier texture and have a stronger taste.
How to Enjoy (PAIRING)
Bleu des Causses is an excellent addition to cheeseboards and goes well with salads.
3 useful tips on how to include this cheese in your diet include:
- melting on omelet or crêpe
- mixed into pasta or (mashed) potatoes
- served alongside grilled meats as flavor enhancement
This is cheese is a great companion to well-balanced red wines that have an aromatic note, such as Cornas, Lirac, Jurançon.
Our favorite mashed potatoes to go along with Bleu des Causses for a quick and easy snack:
- Contains 10 - 3.74oz Veggie Mash Cauliflower Butter & Herb Packs
- 2 Vegetable Servings per Pouch
- Made with Real Cauliflower
- 4 Servings in 4 Minutes
- Gluten Free & No Artifical Flavors
Where to Buy Bleu des Causses:
- Fromages – 1 kg for €37.50
- The Courtyard Dairy – 250 g for £7.95
- DeLaurenti – 450 g for $27.99
- Mouse Trap Cheese – 250 g for £4.92
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