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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.

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