Hubert And The Wolf

One of the truly great bluesmen died recently.  Hubert Sumlin played guitar for Howlin’ Wolf, but it might be better said that he was an integral part of Wolf’s music.  Howlin’ Wolf’s importance in Blues music is self-evident.  So in honor of his passing, I selected a blue cheese for this week’s Cheese of the Week:  Bleu d’Auvergne.

Just like goat or sheep cheese, people’s reaction to blue cheese can be all over the map.  I opened up my package of cheese about 15 minutes ago here at my desk.   Minh, one of my co-workers said, in complete seriousness,  “Oh, man!  Look at your shoes.  Somebody stepped in dog shit.”    He looked rather amused when I told him it was simply my blue cheese, and said, “Oh, well…I don’t eat cheese, so…”, and walked out of the room.  🙂

Wikipedia says about Bleu d’Auvergne:  “Bleu d’Auvergne has a strong and pungent taste, but to a lesser extent than other blue cheeses; it is less salted, with a creamier and more buttery taste and a moister texture.”   I dunno, it’s pretty darn salty and pungent to me.  I like blue cheeses, so it’s ok, but to me it’s a little on the edgier side.

Bleu d’Auvergne is $13.99 at Whole Foods.  I don’t know if there is a NSFW (not safe for work) warning for smelly cheese, but if there is, then I guess it would have to apply to this one!

Categories: Cheese of the Week

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  1. Michael C. says:

    Sounds good! I loves me the blue cheeses!

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