Blue Cheese - 100 gram pack
Danish Blue Cheese is a strong, blue-veined cheese. This semi-soft creamery cheese is typically drum or block shaped and has a white to yellowish, slightly moist, edible rind. Made from full fat cow’s milk and homogenized cream, it has a fat content of 25–30% (50–60% in dry matter) and is aged for eight to twelve weeks.
Before ageing, copper wires or rods are used to pierce the formed curds to distribute the mould (Penicillium roqueforti) evenly through the cheese. The holes can still be seen when the finished wheel is cut open.
The cheese was invented early in the 20th century by a Danish cheese maker named Marius Boel with the intention of emulating a Roquefort style cheese. Its milder flavour is characterised by a sharp, salty taste, and is often served crumbled on salads or as a dessert cheese with fruit. In Denmark, it is often served on bread or savoury biscuits crackers.