Roaring Forties Blue
Roaring Forties Blue is a blue cheese made from pasteurized cow milk on King Island in Australia.
The rindless cheese is encased in a dark, blue-black wax which helps keep the cheese more moist and creamy than many blue cheeses. Roaring Forties Blue is semi-soft, has a sweet, slightly nutty taste, and is more mild than many blue cheeses, such as Roquefort.
Wheels of Roaring Forties Blue are about 5 pounds in weight.
The cheese has won numerous awards.
The cheese is named after prevalent winds on King Island. The island is situated in between eastern mainland Australia and the island of Tasmania, at 40 degrees south latitude, at the western end of the Bass Strait. These strong, treacherous winds became known as the "roaring forties."
The dairy industry is strong on King Island, and cows graze year-round on its lush pastures.
Where to buy
Roaring Forties Blue is becoming increasingly easy to find. If you don't have a good cheese shop or high-end grocery store near you that sells it, you can find it on amazon.com.