Bleu de Gex

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Bleu de Gex
Bleu de Gex.jpg
Other names Bleu de Haut-Jura, Bleu de Septmoncel
Country of origin France
Region Jura
Source of milk cows
Texture dense and creamy[1]

Bleu de Gex (also Bleu du Haut-Jura or Bleu de Septmoncel) is a creamy, semi-soft blue cheese made from unpasteurized milk in the Jura region of France.[2] It is named after the Pays de Gex. During production, Penicillium glaucum mold is introduced and the unwashed curds are loosely packed. It is then aged for at least three weeks.[3] To meet Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée guidelines, it must contain only the milk of Montbéliard cows. It is flavorful for a French blue cheese. Each wheel is stamped with the word "Gex".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bleu de Gex cheese
  2. ^ "Fromages.com - The Best of French Cheeses - bleu Gex". 
  3. ^ Fletcher, Janet (7 January 2011). "Gex marks the spot – a creamy blue from France (sfgate.com)". The San Francisco Chronicle. 
  4. ^ Iburg, Anne (2004). Dumont's Lexicon of Cheese. REBO publishers. ISBN 90-366-1689-1. 

Coordinates: 46°24′00″N 5°57′00″E / 46.4000°N 5.9500°E / 46.4000; 5.9500