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Ask the Monger: Where Does Blue Mold Come From?


  I heard that the blue mold in blue cheese comes from bread. Is that true? The short answer: It can, but it usually doesn’t. The large genus of molds called Penicillium comprises many species, including the blue-hued P. roqueforti that enjoys growing on myriad foods like cheese and bread. These harmless molds come in […]

What Do You Really Know About Asiago PDO?


Take a quick trip to Northern Italy for some fun facts about this beloved cheese.

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Ask the Monger: What’s the Difference Between Blue Pockets and Streaks?


Why do some blue cheeses have pockets while others have streaks? When it comes to blues, there are some slight variances that determine the texture, flavor, and, yes, even the style of veining. You may notice some cheeses have a more open structure, where blue molds like Penicillium roqueforti can thrive. These are called “pockets.” […]