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blue cheese

Blue cheese. Love it or hate it. Blue cheese is one of the more controversial cheese types, however, it is very diverse and can be used in a variety of different ways. In this article, we look at why blue cheese is blue as well as examples of different strength blues. Why is Blue Cheese Blue? Blue cheese contains the enzyme Penicillium Roqueforti, which speeds up the breakdown process of fats and proteins within the cheese. This is because Penicillium Roqueforti has a very high Ph level. This breakdown of the fat ensures the cheese has a strong, tangy and sharp flavour. Penicillium Roqueforti requires oxygen in order to continue its breakdown process. The cheese is either pierced (also known as needling) in a downward motion or air holes are created to ensure that there is a continuous oxygen flow. This is also the reason some blue cheeses (such as…

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