Jun 4

Cheese Day

Blue Cheese
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“Well, many's the long night I've dreamed of cheese--toasted, mostly...” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson III

Blue cheeses were originally a product of the environment in which they were ripened.  For example, Roquefort cheese was originally a product of the bacterial environment (Penicillium roqueforti) in the Roquefort caves where the cheese was stored.  A legend of Roquefort tells of a shepherdess leaving her lunch of cheese curd and rye bread in a cave.  When she returned to find it weeks later, she discovered Roquefort cheese. 

The tartan, designed by Carol A.L. Martin, is a perfect textile replica of the colours of blue cheese.

In the European Union, many blue cheeses such as RoquefortDanabluCabralesGorgonzola and Blue Stilton carry a protected designation of origin, meaning they can bear the name only if they have been made in a particular region in a certain country. 

Some popular blue cheeses of Scottish origin are:  Hebridean Blue (Isle of Mull), Biggar Blue, Strathdon Blue, Lanark Blue, Dunsyre Blue, and Blue Murder.

For more about blue cheese, click the cheese.

Officially registered tartan graphics on this site courtesy of The Scottish Tartans Authority.  Other tartans from talented tartan artists may also be featured.

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