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Bresse Bleu

  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: France

  • Region: Bresse, Burgundy

  • Family: Blue

  • Type: soft, blue-veined

  • Fat content: 50%

  • Texture: creamy

  • Rind: bloomy

  • Colour: white

  • Flavour: buttery

  • Aroma: fresh

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Synonyms: French Cows Blue Cheese

  • Alternative spellings: Bleu de Bresse

Bresse Bleu cheese is made from pasteurised, cow's milk in Bresse, Burgundy. This is a soft French cheese, with a bloomy, edible rind and has an aroma of mushrooms. The flavour is rich and buttery. This cheese is produced in various sizes. Production of Bresse Blue was started with the objective of providing a milder alternative to blue cheese. It is very similar in flavour to Brie. Another similar cheese is Gorzonla cheese.

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