National Moldy Cheese Day
Facts on Moldy Cheese
- Blue cheese is a general classification of cow’s milk, sheep’s milk, or goat’s milk cheeses that have had cultures of the mold (penicillium) added.
- The final product is spotted or veined throughout with blue, blue-gray or blue-green mold, and carries a distinct smell, either from that or various specially cultivated bacteria.
- Blue cheeses are typically aged in a temperature-controlled environment such as a cave.
- Blue cheese can be eaten by its self or can be crumbled or melted into or over foods.
- The characteristic flavor of blue cheeses tends to be sharp and salty.