1st Day of Cheese – St. Agur

St. Agur

St. Agur comes from the Auvergne region in central France, it is a soft creamy cheese with a decent amount of blue. The ageing process is about 2 months, then wrapped in foil.12daysofcheeseplatter_day1


The amount of blue isn’t overwhelming and I find people are pleasantly surprised when they try it. There is a bit of sweetness that comes from the double cream in combination with a slight mustiness of the blue on the finish. 

Cheese Profile

FLAVOUR Full Flavour
TASTE Rich and creamy balanced with a mild 
 blue bite.
SMELL Spicy and rich with a hint of salt and
sweet tangy finish.
RIND No rind; the foil wrapper stops unwanted mould growth.
INTERIOR Dense yet soft with a bright white paste and many small mouldy caverns.
FABULOUS A soft texture; cavities covered in velvety green and grey moulds.
FAR-GONE Almost liquid texture with extra surface mould; smells like peroxide.

Best way to enjoy
Spread on a cracker or add to a blue cheese dressing. Reach the next level of delicious by melting on grilled steak.

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REGION Auvergne
AGED 2 Months
PRODUCER Fromagerie Bongrain



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12 Days of Cheese


Join me for 12 Days of Cheese

Starting December 8th, I will be posting unusual and tasty cheeses that will be awesome for holiday platters or your own DYI Cheese Advent Calendar!

If you want more inspiration, check out the 29 unusual fine cheeses featured in my e-book, How to Say Cheese. In addition to more platter ideas, there are tips on which rinds are toxic and how to tell if your cheese is fresh or ready for the bin.

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Nuit D’Or

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Nuit D’Or

A wee stinker from Burgundy, France. Produced by Delin, a small family run company who concentrate on making several amazing cheeses. Made of cow’s milk, this one for me stands out. Washing the orange and sticky rind evolves the flavour.

The flavour is fruity and a bit yeasty, but it never seems to get too strong. The paste is nice and doughy, the rind is bright orange colour and sticky.

Cheese Profile

FLAVOUR Full Flavour
TASTE Rich and fruity with a slight salty tang on the finish
SMELL Pungent with a bit of a yeasty and musty odour
RIND Soft wet and sticky and remains stuck to your fingers, coppery orange in colour
INTERIOR Soft and doughy with a few small holes in the middle, chalky if younger
FABULOUS Pungent with a sticky rind and the flavour doesn’t linger for too long
FUNKY Slimy rind and the flavour is intense, almost sour and bitter at the same time

Cheese Info

REGION Burgundy
AGED 1 Month
Best way to enjoy
Stinky cheeses are best when left on the counter for a least 1 hour before hand, this gets the flavours going and the texture nice and soft.