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Papillon Black Label
Roquefort

Regular Price: $29.99/LB

Special Price: $19.99/LB


The cheese world continues to be rocked by the FDA’s overreaching on bacteria counts in cheese production. Facing the loss of several import cheeses as a result of arbitrary FDA policy changes, we are doing everything we can to #RescueRoqufort. You can learn more about the threat to traditional cheeses and how to #RescueRoquefort on our blog.


From the caves of Combalou in southern France, Roquefort, arguably the worlds greatest blue, has had its name and methods protected since 1411! Heavenly flavor reminiscent of the cavern air where the cheese ripens and the mold grows naturally Lacaune ewe's milk transmogrified. This variety is round, deep and perfectly balanced: big, creamy chunks of the paste dissolve on the palate like sharp, soothing milky lozenges. Sweet and fudgy, its linger is peppery and sometimes quite spicy. Traditionally, spectacularly, paired with Sauternes.

Just the facts

Country France
Region Midi-Pyrenees
Maker Papillon Black Label
Milk Type Sheep
Pasteurization Unpasteurized
Rennet Type Animal
Age 2-4 months
Cheese Type Blue
Wheel Weight 6 pounds
Pairing Recommendations

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