Bleu de Gex

Bleu de Gex (also Bleu du Haut-Jura or Bleu de Septmoncel) is a creamy, semi-soft blue cheese made from unpasteurized milk in the Jura region of France.[2]

Bleu de Gex
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Other namesBleu de Haut-Jura, Bleu de Septmoncel
Country of originFrance
RegionJura
Source of milkcows
Texturedense and creamy[1]
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It is named after the Pays de Gex. During production, Penicillium roqueforti mold is introduced and the unwashed curds are loosely packed. It is then aged for at least three weeks.[3] To meet Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée guidelines, it must contain only the milk of Montbéliard cows. It is flavorful and stronger than the majority of French blue cheeses. Each wheel is stamped with the word "Gex".[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bleu de gex cheese". Gourmet-Food.com. Archived from the original on 2009-07-18. Retrieved 2009-12-20.
  2. ^ "Fromages.com - The Best of French Cheeses - bleu Gex".
  3. ^ Fletcher, Janet (7 January 2011). "Gex marks the spot – a creamy blue from France (sfgate.com)". The San Francisco Chronicle.
  4. ^ Iburg, Anne (2004). Dumont's Lexicon of Cheese. REBO publishers. ISBN 90-366-1689-1.