Blu 61

Finding a really good cheese isn’t too difficult these days.  Artisanal cheeses are popping up just about everywhere from cheese shops, to the supermarket, to farmer’s markets.  It’s a rarer find to stumble upon an excellent cheese with a unique and heartwarming back story.  Blu 61 is one of those cheeses.  To know the story of Blu 61 you first need to know the story behind the creamery, La Casearia Carpenedo located in the Veneto region of Italy.  It was founded in the early 1900s after Ernesto Carpenedo spent some years working at a local cheese shop.  It is now run by his son, Antonio, and his grandsons, Ernesto and Alessandro.  Blu 61 was created to commemorate Antonio’s 50th wedding anniversary to his wife, Giuseppina.

Blu 61 is a beautiful and delicious cow’s milk blue cheese that is soaked in red wine and cranberries.  The hearty flavor typical of blue-veined cheeses is balanced out perfectly by fruity, berry flavors and a delicate hint of wine.  It’s a stunning cheese that deserves prime real estate on your next cheese board!

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