5 Types of Blue Cheese

1. Danish Blue

Also known as Danablu, this creamy blue cheese is made of full fat cow’s milk and is semi-soft. Slightly moist with an edible rind, Danish Blue takes around 10 weeks to age.

2. Gorgonzola

Made from unskimmed cow’s milk, this is one of the most popular blue cheeses. Gorgonzola is soft, crumbly, salty and famous for its “bite” from the blue veining. It requires around 3-4 months to age.

3. Cabrales

A Spanish blue cheese, Cabrales is a semi-hard cheese made from unpasteurized cow’s milk. With a strong flavor, Cabrales needs to age about 5 months.

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4. Stilton

This is one strong blue cheese! Semi-soft, crumbly and creamier with increasing age, Stilton is famous for its strong smell and taste. It requires at least 9 weeks to age properly.

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5. Roquefort

Known for its “veins,” Roquefort has a tangy flavor that makes it one of the most popular blue cheeses. Made from sheep’s milk, this crumbly and slightly moist cheese takes about 5 months to age.

barbara enright - Jul 26, 2017
Learned something new. Thank you!
Jerry Standeford - Jul 26, 2017
Blue cheese is my favorite dressing. Can't wait to try this. Thanks for the info on blue cheese.
heidi brydone-jack - Jul 24, 2017
Love Blue cheese, one of my favorites. Only one not familiar or have used is the Cabrales.
Debbie Cullum - Jul 24, 2017
Good Info for future cheese purchases.
Mary Stepleton-Hitt - Jul 24, 2017
Thanks for the lesson! Blue cheese is my favorite dressing (besides my homemade Italian)!
susan glick-shore - Jan 29, 2017
Loved reading the differences on these blue cheese, keep this kind of information coming.....thanks
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