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King Island Dairy Roaring Forties Blue

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Named for the blustering, westerly winds that blow across this island where this cheese is made, Roaring Forties Blue is full flavoured pasteurized cows' milk blue from Australia's King Island. A rindless cheese matured in pitch black wax helps this cheese retain its moisture, creating a smooth and creamy texture. A Roquefort style mold is used to impart lingering punch, which melts away to distinctly fruity, pear-like tanginess. From the lush green pastures of the island, where the cow's graze, a distinct grassy, nutty flavor is imparted into the cheese, a flavor great with a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

Just the Facts

King Island
Milk Type
Rennet Type
2-3 Months

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