King Island Dairy Roaring Forties Blue
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
BourbonThink: Caramelly, crystalline cheeses have the strength to stand up to bolder booze. With sweet bourbon, these cheeses become almost like dessert.
Pinot NoirLighter bodied and delicate. Old World style generally offers more funk, New World more fruit.
Old World Pinot: Flavors of fresh cherries and raspberry balanced by a barnyard funk and high minerality. Sometimes has floral aromas, reminiscent of rose petal.
Pair with: Almost anything! Works with funky Frenchies Epoisses and Langres, or mild natural rinds like Tomme de Savoie.