Roquefort La Coccinelle
Our Cheese of the Month this August is Roquefort La Coccinelle. Roquefort is a popular French blue cheese made from the milk of the Lacaune breed of sheep. The cheese is aged for around five months in the natural Combalou caves of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon in the south of France, where the mold is found in the local soils. Roquefort is a tangy, crumbly and slightly moist cheese with distinctive veins of blue mold.
Legend has it that the cheese was discovered centuries ago when a young boy, eating his lunch of bread and ewe’s milk cheese saw a beautiful girl in the distance. Abandoning his meal in a nearby cave, he ran to meet her. When he returned a few months later, the mold had transformed the plain cheese into the Roquefort we know today.
Roquefort is great in sauces, savoury tarts, quiches and in salads. Why not try Roquefort it in a delicious fresh salad with pear, walnuts, rocket and a balsamic glaze?