October 9 – National Moldy Cheese Day

National Moldy Cheese Day

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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.