Just looking at this cheese piques your interest and its name tells you a great deal. It is named after Marco Polo, the Italian merchant who first brought spices from China back to Europe in the 13th Century. So, right away, you can guess that this cheese is shot through with pepper and other spices. [...]
A few months ago I purchased a sample of the Rogue Creamery Smoked Blue. It was a great blue cheese, but there was no smoked flavor. None. Nada. Zip. See earlier post. At the time I was puzzled but shrugged and decided my palate wasn’t refined enough to pick up the flavor. So, I recorded [...]
A triple cream brie blue from Germany and boy, was it creamy! It literally melted in the mouth. Cambozola is a combination of a Camembert and Gorgonzola. The cheese we sampled had several deep pockmarks of blue, so you occasionally get a hit of intense blue flavor, but overall, the flavor was mild. This would [...]
Blue cheese is one of my favorite kinds of cheese. This one is made in Oregon from unpasteurized cows milk. What hit me first about this blue was the creaminess of the cheese…it was really luscious. The flavor was robust and sharp.