Thursday, July 1, 2010

Easy and quick recipes with Roquefort cheese

About 5 years ago I would have never eaten a piece of Roquefort.  I found even the smell of such a strong cheese pungent.  Little did I know that only a few years later this blue cheese would become one of my favourite cheeses and that I wouldn’t mind travelling for hours to get to the famous Roquefort region just to buy a piece of Roquefort straight from the caves.

Considered a European luxury product in the United States, in France a piece of Roquefort along with a freshly baked bread is staple food for farmers!

What is so special about Roquefort Cheese?
The Roquefort is a blue cheese made exclusively with raw ewe’s milk and produced in the Roquefort region of the South of France.  Like many other products in France and Europe Roquefort cheese is protected by legislation to conserve the quality and uniqueness of the product.  Thus, since 1925 Roquefort cheese benefits from a protected designation of origin (AOC Appellation de Origin Controll√©) which means that only the cheese aged in the natural Combalou caves of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon can be called Roquefort.  

Some Roquefort Cheese Recipes:

One of the main things I like about French cooking is that unlike what most people might think, French traditional cooking can be rather easy, relying mainly in the quality of the ingredients to achieve delicious results quickly and without too much fuss.

To be able to prepare quick, easy and delicious dishes with only a few ingredients, something I have learned from my French friends is that you need to carefully choose your ingredients. Even if sometimes carefully choosing your ingredients means travelling several kilometres to get to the source of that magic ingredient that will enhance the flavour of your dish.  You can find here some Easy and quick recipes with Roquefort cheese

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