Cheese is a lot like people. Some are okay, some you like, and others you love. Bleu de Bourgogne may be my new best friend and found at no other than Wegmans!
(Medium) Bleu de Bourgogne
This cheese should be removed from refrigeration and plated for about 45 minutes before serving for the best flavor. Bleu de Bourgogne is a soft-ripened cheese and can easily be sliced to place on apples or a firm plain cracker. You want to maintain the sensation and flavors of this cheese by pairing it with something less overpowering.
The cheese is sold in small 7 ounces wheels. The rind is like a brie. The smell is rich, and at the risk of sounding like a cheese elitist, the ribbon of blue cheese closes the deal. It is a must-taste.
Milk Type: Pasteurized Cow’s Milk, Bleu d ’Auvergne AOP
Calorie count: 110 calories per ounce, a bargain in my book. It delivers 11 grams of fat (that is where the beauty lies), no carbs, no sugar, and 3 grams of protein.
Taste: Bleu de Bourgogne is a soft-ripened cheese, smooth and buttery, with a phenomenal layer of French blue cheese. Wegmans describes it as, Luxurious triple crème—delightfully buttery flavor with a layer of blue d’Auvergne running through the middle, creamy, velvety, ultra-rich texture. The bleu Is not overbearing, so if you only use blue cheese on chicken wings, you will be ok with this cheese. 😊
Price: $15.99 each (averages $2.28 per ounce)
Ingredients: Pasteurized Cow’s Milk, Bleu D’ Auvergne AOP (pasteurized Cow’s Milk, Salt, Lactic Starter, Ripening Starter, Animal Rennet, Calcium Chloride), Salt, Animal Rennet, Lactic Acid Starter Culture.
Bottom line? Bleu de Bourgogne is a keeper and one that deserves a place on any cheeseboard. It will challenge your guests that are adventurous cheese eaters and satisfy your friends that are cheese connoisseurs.
Cheese can heal.
Cheese and crackers have been my dinner go-to for almost two years now. It is simple and quick, and I love experimenting with different cheeses. In addition, particular cheese brings back memories of Friday nights or Saturday afternoons with Chip sitting outside and enjoying a glass of wine and cheese.
I am thankful for my family and friends. Jack has been home this week, and the house is full of more than just Miss Tillie’s snoring. Amelia will be home on Friday night. On Thursdays, I have the pure joy of sharing stories and catching up in person or on our weekly zoom Women Who Wine (WWW). Cheese is often the topic, and of course, wine.
Might I ask a favor of all of you? Do what makes you happy. Eat the things that bring you happiness. I try daily to do a little more and get a little stronger. I’d love to hear from you. Let me know your thoughts.