Found at: Atelier de Fromage, Minami-Aoyama [http://www.a-fromage.co.jp/archives/shop/minami-aoyama/]
Producer: Atelier de Fromage [http://www.a-fromage.co.jp/about\_cheese/]
Region: Japan, Nagano
Texture: creamy, soft crumble
Flavor: deep, salty, pungent
Extra Notes: Won the Grand Prix at the Japan Cheese Awards in 2014 and the Super Gold at the Mondial du Fromage in 2015.
“Fromage Bleu” from Atelier de Fromage in Nagano is a delicious, creamy, and pungent blue, rich with a salty finish. The flavors of this deep blue-green cheese work well with a sweet accompaniment like honey or plum preserves.
This cheese won the Grand Prix at the Japan Cheese Awards in 2014 and the Super Gold at the Mondial du Fromage in 2015. Worldwide recognition at the Mondial du Fromage is important for cheesemakers in Japan hoping to gain international recognition for their craft.