Roquefort is a sheep’s milk blue cheese originally from the south of France. Its reputation precedes it, and it ranks along side Stilton and Gorgonzola as one of the best blue cheeses in existence. The process of making Roquefort is not a secret one, but imitation of this cheese ended when it was awarded a protected designation of origin. This means that only wheels of cheese aged in the natural caves of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon can be considered true Roquefort blue. This specification is in the cheeses maker’s own best interest, keeping their reputation spotless and also in the best interest of the consumer, who can trust that the cheese they are buying is of superior quality.
Societe is the largest producer of Roquefort cheese by far, being responsible for a full %60 of all Roquefort Blue Cheese on the market.
Roquefort is a beautiful cheese, its pure white crumbles of moist creamy flavor contrasting beautifully with the spicy veins of dark green mold running through it.
Upon receipt of your order the ice pack may no longer be frozen. This is expected and should not be the cause of alarm. The cheese should be cool to room temperature. Once rewrapped and stored properly the cheese will last up to 3 weeks.
For optimal storage allowing the cheese to breathe and retain moisture wrap the cheese in wax paper, plastic wrap or tin foil upon arrival.
A - Bloomy rind, tomes, hard or dry rind cheeses - wrap only the cut surface in plastic wrap, leaving the rind exposed so the cheese can breathe.
B - Blue cheeses should be wrapped securely in tin foil.
C - Washed rind cheeses should be wrapped in wax paper.
D - Small cheeses such as goat’s milk crottin should be wrapped in wax paper.
E - Soft cheeses store well in waxed paper or sealed containers.
Store your cheese in a cool, damp place such as a wine cellar, larder, wine cabinet, or in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator (the warmest part of the refrigerator).
As a general rule, aged hard cheeses last longer than softer, less aged varieties.
For the fullest flavor it is recommended to bring cheese to room temperature before serving.
* See cheese label for proper storage recommendations
To ensure product quality all cheese will ship overnight May 1 through October 1 due to warm summer temperatures.
October through May all cheese will ship 2nd Day, with an Overnight option available at an additional charge.