D’affinois Bleu The Bleu for all
- Producer - Fromagerie Guilloteau
- Origin - France
- Milk Type - Cow
- Ageing- 1 month
considered pioneers in forging new ways of making cheese.
Unlike the traditional ‘curds and whey’ approach of cheese-
making, these guys use ultrafiltration to remove much of the
liquid to leave a solid that is rich in nutrients and high in fat. The
result of this process means a cheese that is super creamy, rich
and brilliant! Their story started in 1981 when cheese lover
Jean-Claude Guilloteau created Pave Dauphinois in his small
workshop. Later, changing its name to Pave d’Affinois, the
small cube shaped cheese found wide success in US setting up
the business for future success.
The blue veins in this cheese give the usual tang and bite as
you’d expect from the mould, but combine that with the velvety
and luscious texture of your typical d’Affinois, then you are in
heaven! Due to the creaminess, this cheese is essentially a rich
blue brie that has a sweet-blue aftertaste. Everything about this
cheese wants you to keep on going. And let’s not forget, it is
nutrient rich... Health kick starter?
Fromagerie Guilloteau milk fact of the day...
In the world of cheesemaking, Fromagerie Guilloteau is a very
young company. Becoming one of the larger fine cheese
makers on this planet has required them to build an industry of
milk collection just to serve them. Churning through 25 million
litres of milk each year requires special planning as it works with
over 100 local producers who have an average of 50 cows each
in their herd. Coming from the mostly mountainous region of
the Rhone-Alpes region, the milks are inherently rich in
proteins to make the cheese rich, smooth and creamy.
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