Roquefort is a sheep's cheese made in the South of France and is one of the world's best known blue cheese! Made from unpasteurised ewes' milk and matured in the ancient caves in the village of Roquefort it takes three months to ripen resulting in a semi-soft crumbly white cheese with distinctive blue-green veins with a sweet and tangy flavour. Called in France "the cheese of Kings and Popes"!
Ewe's Milk. Unpasteurised.
Legend has it that the cheese was discovered when a shepherd boy, eating his lunch of bread and ewe's milk cheese, saw a beautiful girl in the distance. Abandoning his meal in a near-by cave, he ran to meet her. When he returned a few months later the mold had trasformed his plain cheese into Roquefort.
Roquefort is made entirely from the milk from 3 specific breeds of sheep - Lacaune, Manech and Basco-Bearnaise.
Here at the Cheese Larder in South Molton we have a varied selection of blue cheeses ranging from our local Devon Blue to the more Continental Roquefort. Why not pop in and see us next time you visit South Molton. We are a short walk from the covered Pannier Market Car Park, located at the top of South Street.