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St. Agur double cream blue

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I didn't mention that one of the "rotten milk, rotten meat" choices in the dinner I earlier posted about in the fig challenge was a really tasty bleu.  Apparently from France, it was called St. Agur.  I was thinking Shropshire Blue, one of my favorites, but took a chance on this other one.  A chance well taken, I must say.

 

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post #2 of 10

I agree, they sell this in my local convenience store and it has become one of my favourites.

Recently however Aldi has started to sell Gorgonzola (Or I never noticed it before!) and I tried it for the first time.

OMG! it is lovely.. Not in the same class as Stilton obviously, but really nice spread on toast.

post #3 of 10

That's a good one, I agree 2. 

 

If you like blue cheese, you ought to try Roquefort. (or have you already tried it?) It's one of the strongest there is, if you don't count my French friend who was a foodie before the word even existed and who always asks his cheesemonger to keep the oldest cheeses for him and eats them full of worms. I never went that far, I don't like the thought of my food moving on its own while in my plate or in my mouth, an exception being Katsuobushi shavings (a.k.a. Bonito flakes).

post #4 of 10

mmmm blue cheese!! I love it. so what about food pairings, while we are at it ;) I'll start. I put mine on pizza, with red onions and rosemary.

blue cheese with chicken is also nice.

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. I put mine on pizza, with red onions and rosemary.

 

 

 

That sounds tasty, I'll have to give it a try soon.

 

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post #6 of 10

Priced St. Agur on the net-  it's $24 to $30 per pound. You probably saw my recent post about Bleu Affinee, a Wisconsin aged-six-months buttermilk blue, which I think is every bit good as Maytag Blue.  It runs a little less than half the price of the St. Agur, especially if you're within one-day UPS delivery of southern Wisconsin. 

 

If you're a blue cheese-lover on a budget, you should give Affinee a try. Be warned, though: it's totally addictive if you have a weakness for blue. Now I can't bear to be without a big wedge in the fridge, and I usually gnaw on it every evening before bed. :lips: With a little wine.

 

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post #7 of 10

mike!!! don't do that......

make me think I live in the wrong country and having to try that cheese.... LOL

mmmmm

post #8 of 10

I completely understand the hang for blue cheeses although it's mostly an acquired taste, certainly the Roquefort. Don't know if it's true, but I heared that in France, some parents put a bit of Roquefort in baby's bottle...

 

In 2009, this humble Belgian cheese was nominated "Best cheese in the World" in Lyon at the international Caseus cheese contest. It's called Grevenbroecker or "Achelse blauwe".

This cheese is hard to find in fromageries, since it's quite wanted in high-end restaurants. But I managed to get some anyway... in 2011 (picture dates from then!). This is the manufacturer; http://www.catharinadal.be/k_schimmelkazen.html

 

Belgian Grevenbroecker bleu cheese awarded "best bleu cheese in the world" in 2009.

post #9 of 10

I am paying a little under $14 a pound for St Agur, but I guess I am a bit closer to France...

Roquefort is ok, but I don't believe you can beat Stilton for taste.

However this thread is encouraging me to keep trying new cheeses.

I totally agree with the Pizza thing, delicious and simple.

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In 2009, this humble Belgian cheese was nominated "Best cheese in the World" in Lyon at the international Caseus cheese contest. It's called Grevenbroecker or "Achelse blauwe".

This cheese is hard to find in fromageries, since it's quite wanted in high-end restaurants. But I managed to get some anyway... in 2011 (picture dates from then!). This is the manufacturer; http://www.catharinadal.be/k_schimmelkazen.html

 

Belgian Grevenbroecker bleu cheese awarded "best bleu cheese in the world" in 2009.

 

Never heard of it before, but that cheese looks stunning. 

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