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Roaring Forties Blue

Roaring Forties Blue
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  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Australia

  • Region: Tasmania

  • Family: Blue

  • Type: semi-soft, artisan

  • Texture: creamy and smooth

  • Rind: waxed

  • Colour: cream

  • Flavour: full-flavored, nutty, sweet

  • Aroma: rich

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Producers: King Island Dairy

  • Alternative spellings: Roaring 40s Blue

Roaring Forties Blue is an Aussie cheese hailing from King Island, south of Melbourne, at the western end of Bass Strait. The cheese is named after the infamous Roaring 40's westerly winds of more than 100km per hour that blow directly down the 40°S longitude.

Produced by the King Island Dairy, Roaring Forties Cheese is a handcrafted blue, made from the milk of cow's grazing on lush green pastures of the island. Cheesemaker Ueli Berger ensures that each of his cheese wheels is full flavoured with a sweet, slightly nutty character, a rich mouthfeel and good aftertaste. For that, he matures the cheese in a wax coating, which cuts off the oxygen supply and encourages sweet and fruity flavour. The wax coating also preserves the cheese's moisture and creates a smooth and creamy texture.

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