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Is Roquefort Cheese Vegetarian?

Roquefort cheese is not considered vegetarian as it is made using animal rennet. Rennet is an enzyme derived from the stomach lining of young animals, often calves, and is used to curdle the milk during the cheese-making process.

While some varieties of Roquefort cheese may use microbial or vegetable-based rennet, traditional Roquefort cheese is made with animal rennet.

Vegetarian alternatives, such as blue cheese made with microbial rennet, are available for those who prefer to avoid animal-based ingredients.

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