Country of origin: Canada
Type: semi-soft, blue-veined, soft-ripened
Colour: brownish yellow
Flavour: buttery, creamy, earthy, grassy, herbaceous, mushroomy, salty, smooth, sweet
Aroma: buttery, earthy, grassy, herbal, mushroom, sweet
Producers: Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, Quebec.
The Blue Benedictine is the cheese prepared exclusively by the monks at the Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Benoît-du-Lac in Quebec. It is a kind of Canadian blue cheese which has a semi-soft texture. The cheese is blue-veined with Roquefort penicillium mould and has a whitish-grey covering. It has a slight woody flavour and gives out an aroma of the mushrooms. The Blue Benedictine is salty to taste and is available in supermarkets and speciality cheese shops.