Saint Agur is a beautiful, soft blue cheese from the village of Beauzac in the Monts du Velay, part of the mountainous Auvergne region of central France.
Texture & Flavor
Saint Agur is a unique combination of smooth, creamy texture with salty and tangy taste, though not as salty as traditional blue cheese. It is more rich and buttery with a subtle spicy taste.
The cheese is suitable for vegetarians, as vegetarian-based rennet is added. The cheese develops a stronger and spicier taste as it ages.
Saint Agur comes in various sizes and consistencies to meet all desires. It has no rind, but comes packed in a protective tub.
Developed in 1988 it is made from pasteurized cow's milk, enriched with cream, and contains 60% butterfat qualifying it as a double-cream cheese.
Aged for 60 days in cellars, the cheese becomes stronger and spicier as it ages.
The moist, rich, white cheese has characteristic olive green mold veins throughout and a smooth, creamy texture with a subtle mild spicy taste resembling a softer, and finer Roquefort in presentation and taste.
It is not as salty as more traditional blue cheese, and its tangy and creamy nature are balanced so not to overpower with a sharp bite, although this is dependent in the age of the cheese.
Due to its double-cream nature, this cheese is easily spread and also melts well. Saint Agur is a cheese to discover with a dreamy texture that works well with fresh fruit.
Availability, Ordering and Shipping
Sourced from creameries all over the world many of our cheeses are from small family-owned, alpine farms and only produced in limited quantities or at one-time each year. We take most of their production which goes straight out to our club members.
Our cheeses are sold in an 8 ounce cut. When ordering more please use “quantity” in multiples of 8 ounces i.e., for one pound order a quantity of 2.
Because our cheese club members take precedence we may have limited inventory of some cheese products.
If you order a cheese that is unavailable our customer service team will contact you with delivery details or a substitute cheese product.
Your cheese selections are individually wrapped in sustainable, recyclable, low environmental impact food wrapping which will extend the life of the cheese in your refrigerator.
The cheese is then carefully packed in an insulated container with “cool” ice packs and sealed in its shipping box to be sent via overnight air arriving fresh and cool at your home or office.
We search the world for fresh, natural cheeses made from milk produced by family-owned, free grazing animals and crafted by artisan, quality-focused cheese makers. Each year we choose only the best cheeses to pair for our wine and cheese club members to enjoy.