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Bleu d'Auvergne AOP

      Bleu d'Auvergne PDO

The Bleu d'Auvergne PDO is a marbled cheese with a non-pressed paste, uncooked, fermented and salted, produced from cow's milk with the addition of rennet and spores of Penicillium Glaucum.

The production area of Bleu d'Auvergne PDO covers the departments of Puy de Dôme and Cantal and some municipal areas of the departments of Haute-Loire, Aveyron, Lot, Corrèze and Lozère, in the regions of Auvergne, Midi-Pyrenees, Limousin and Languedoc-Roussillon.

The history of Bleu d'Auvergne PDO is the result of a long tradition. Indeed, the cheese appeared in the middle of the 19th century. At that time, the companies in the area of Clermont-Ferrand produced country cheeses of different types, rather difficult to sell. Due to an unexpected chance, the producers understood that some cheeses became blue in the cellars. The cheeses with this peculiar colour could be distinguished from the others thanks to their strong and tasteful flavour. Antoine Roussel attempted to produce spontaneously this transformation and understood that the rye bread, conserved in the drawer together with cheese, became also blue. So he guessed the importance to gather the bread's moulds and to cover the cheeses with them, and later to prick them so that moulds could penetrate into the cheese.

Bleu d'Auvergne PDO is one of the greatest French marbled cheeses. It is commonly defined as the cousin of Roquefort, but it is produced with cow's milk in an area characterized by volcanic and granitic lands, which are ideal for pasture, as they are rich in minerals.


The paste of Bleu d'Auvergne PDO is tender, humid and friable, with regular marbling and a sharpish taste. The piquant flavour of moulds is combined with the salt, of which the paste is rich.


Bleu d'Auvergne PDO does not need any special attention to be conserved. Indeed, it can be easily conserved for two weeks wrapped into a film or a foil in the least cold compartment of the refrigerator. Bleu d'Auvergne PDO can be tasted as a table cheese at the end of meals, but it can also be used to prepare different dishes. It is ideal to accompany chicory, walnuts and raw mushrooms, but it is also perfect to season piquant and flavourful pasta dishes. It is ideal with suave wines, warm and sometimes honeyed, with an intense scent, like Jurançon or Sauternes, but also bodied red wines like Madiran, Gaillac, Cahors or Bourgogne and Côtes-du-Rhône.


PDO (Protected Designation of Origin)(ES). Protected designation of origińe (PDO) stands for a product for which the principal steps for production are done following a well-established technique within the same geographical area, which gives the product its characteristics. Year of registration 2009

AOC (Appellation d'origine contrôlée)(Fr). Year of registration 1975

Organic production




Dietary product


Lactose-free product




   341 - 363 kcal per 100 gr.


   20 gr. per 100 gr.


   28.4 - 31 gr. per 100 gr.

Fat in dry matter

   50 %


   1 - 1.4 gr. per 100 gr.


   2.8 gr. per 100 gr.

Saturated acids

   19 - 21 gr. per 100 gr.


(Ca) Calcium

  536 mg. ( 39% )*

(K) Potassium

  112 mg. ( + 27% )*

(Mg) Magnesium

  18.1 mg. ( 48% )*

(Na) Sodium

  1230 mg. ( + 52% )*

(P) Phosphorus

  301 mg. ( 40% )*

Dietary element

(Cu) Copper

  70 mcg. ( 0% )*

(Fe) Iron

  0.3 mg. ( 70% )*

(Mn) Manganese

  0.1 mg. ( 0% )*

(Se) Selenium

  3.72 mcg. ( 76% )*

(Zn) Zinc

  2.68 mg. ( 33% )*


(A) Retino.

  250 mcg. ( 13% )*

(B2) Riboflavin.

  0.547 mg. ( + 82% )*

(B5) Pantothenic acid.

   0.66 mg. per 100 gr.

(B9) Folatsin..

  54.8 mcg. ( + 188% )*

(B12) Cobalamin.

  0.85 mcg. ( 39% )*

*(the difference from the average value)


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27 12 2016 -  Date of publication of this article

Bleu d'Auvergne PDO. Foto № 1
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