Everything to know about Roquefort

Updated: Sep 8, 2020

Surely one of the best-known blue-veined cheeses, Roquefort is made with raw sheep's milk. This fine cheese has an outstanding smoothness, a slight moldy smell and a delicious salt taste. Let's find out more about this succulent cheese.



Glossary:


The History of Roquefort

The Origin of the Word Roquefort

How is Roquefort Made?

Which Wine to Associate with Roquefort Cheese?

Why is Roquefort blue?

How to cut Roquefort?

Calories and nutritional information of Roquefort

How to choose a Roquefort

How to store Roquefort

How to cook and taste Roquefort


The History of Roquefort


Roquefort is one of the oldest cheeses in the world. In the 1st century AD, Pliny the Elder already mentioned Roquefort in his encyclopedic Naturalis Historia!


One of Roquefort's legends is that a shepherd, chasing the beautiful girl he was in love with, forgot his meal made of rye bread and curd sheep's cheese in one of the Combalou caves. When he found it some time later, the sheep's cheese was covered in fine, tender green mold. Hungry, the shepherd tasted the curious cheese ... Roquefort was born!


By the year 1000, the first mention of Roquefort appeared in the texts. At the end of the Middle Ages, Roquefort set out to conquer the southern regions. In the XVth Cen