Blu del Monviso

Blu del Monviso

Blu del Monviso, a creamy with a delicate, melting texture and a mild flavor.


Flavor Profile

The flavor of this cow’s milk blue is balanced by the delicate and creamy texture. The 60 day aging period allows for a hearty development of blue mold.

Milder and creamier than many blue cheeses, it makes an excellent introduction to blues as well as a decadent dessert course.

Its dense, creamy texture gives this cow’s milk blue a great mouth feel and incredible staying power, which is good because the taste is wonderful — sweet, milky, a bit nutty and somewhat mild, but with plenty of traditional, pungent blue-cheese mold.

Blu del Monviso is especially rich (60-day aging brings out the mold), but without a sharp bite, rendering the contrast between taste and texture an exceptional treat. It also has a chewy rind and, indeed, some of the most tasty cheese is right at the rind.


Wine Pairings

This mild Italian blue cheese Blu del Monviso with a distinct taste and creamy texture is perfect paired with both white and red wines selected from our cellar.


Usage Suggestions

Blu del Monviso is extremely soft and spreadable and, as a result, is excellent on water crackers.

This cheese would be fantastic on a burger, or anywhere else you might use a Brie cheese.

It’s also great spread on a thick piece of whole wheat walnut bread and accompanied with grapes.


Background

This luscious, mild blue is made by Anna and Mario Sarale, third generation cheesemakers of La Bottera in Morozzo.

It is based on an old recipe from a cheese made in Piedmont's Po Valley, and takes its name from Monte Viso whose snow-capped peak provides a stunning backdrop for the family farm. Also know as Blu Bottera.


Cheese Selections

All our cheeses are provided in 8-ounce cuts at a standard price making your selection easy and economical. Currently available cheeses are listed in our on-line Gourmet Cheese Shop and the selections are revised seasonally.
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Our Cheese Club selection is produced four times each year and includes eight different 4-ounce sample cuts at a single low price to make a great tasting tray or a complete cheese course at dinner.
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Fat0%
MilkCow
TextureSemi-Soft