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igourmetcom is saluting blue cheese by offering this International Blue Cheese Assortment containing four of the worlds greatest blue cheeses For creating blue cheese in the first place we owe thanks to a micro-organism named penicillium roqueforti This microscopic spore attaches itself to a young cheese and assuming the cheese is laced with small cracks multiplies and spreads blue mold throughout as the cheese matures By the way this little microbe is also the principal agent used in creating penicillin the worlds first antibiotic And now back to the cheese Royal Blue Stilton This special Stilton still produced in Leicestershire is full rich and creamy Its shocking blue veins radiate outward from a natural crinkly brown crust revealing layers and folds of honeyed cheddary flavor 8 oz Paladin Blue This specialty from German Cheesemaker Paladin has an extremely mild and creamy flavor Paladin does crumble but has enough moisture to slice as well Take it along with you on a picnic or add it to your favorite green salad 8 oz Mountain Gorgonzola With its white interior laced with streaks of blue Mountain Gorgonzola is an attractive table cheese and a savory ingredient in your favorite salad Or- try it the Italian way - on a plate drizzled with honey 8 oz Fourme dAmbert This AOC name controlled creamy blue cheese is a lovely French treasure Fourme dAmbert is cave-aged for a minimum of two months made from raw cows milk and has a tremendous creamy full-bodied flavor 8 oz Please note that any item temporarily out of stock will be substituted with a similar item of equal value This item is not packaged as a gift If you would like the gift packaged version of this item please click here