It is a known fact that the use of blue cheese is a prevention of heart attacks. Let’s take a closer look at this cheese story and examine each variety of blue cheese.
Blue cheese: varieties, benefits and harms
Mold is a special microorganism that is artificially introduced into cheese. They begin to multiply actively and cover the entire surface of this product.
One of the main merits of mold is its ability to normalize the intestinal microflora, which leads to improved digestion. Mold is able to destroy bacteria and viruses, helping our body resist infections. These cheeses are enriched with sodium, calcium, vitamins B12 and D.
A smaller number of heart attacks in France compared to other countries is associated precisely with the love of the French for this type of cheese. Cheese with blue mold is considered especially useful in combination with wine. They are able to cleanse the blood vessels and normalize the work of the heart.
Blue cheeses can be made from various types of milk. Goat milk is characterized by a minimum content of animal fat, a large amount of calcium and iron, which makes it especially useful.
Nutritionists express an opinion about the dangers of cow’s milk, as manufacturers began to add a lot of hormones and antibiotics to it. Increasingly, natural milk is being replaced with coconut and almond milk.
With age, lactose intolerance can increase, so a person begins to notice increased gas production, bloating and diarrhea. The same symptoms can occur when eating cheese.
Cheese contains a lot of potassium and sodium, which burn fat. The product is quite high-calorie, as it contains approximately 340 kcal per 100 grams. Cheese is a very salty product, it is necessary to take care of sufficient fluid intake in order to exclude adverse effects on the body.
Varieties of blue cheese
A very romantic story is connected with the appearance of blue cheese. The sheep herder decided to have lunch and took out a piece of cheese. Suddenly he saw a beautiful girl walking by. Dropping his food, he hurried after it. He never caught up with the beautiful girl, and during this time the piece of cheese managed to become moldy. The shepherd got angry and began to eat the spoiled product. The man noticed that this cheese has an original taste, he really liked it. After some time, the shepherd opened his cheese production and became rich, becoming famous for his creation.
Cheese with blue mold
The benefits of this cheese are invaluable, as it contains a maximum of vitamins and minerals. Vitamins D and B12 are found in large quantities in blue cheese.
The product has a complex effect on the body, improving memory, attention, health of bones and teeth. Blue cheese with regular use normalizes digestion and metabolism.
Dor-blue is the most popular blue cheese in our country. Its taste and smell are very restrained. Our compatriots are not yet ready for the rich Roquefort and Gorgonzola. The soft texture of Dor Blue resembles cream cheese. Also, this type of cheese has a very reasonable cost.
It is known that it was the taste of Camembert that inspired Dali to create his painting with a clock.
Camembert is characterized by the taste of mushrooms and a firm texture. It is transported in special boxes that help preserve its useful properties.
Gongorzola cheese got its name in honor of the French village of the same name. This dessert cheese has a nutty flavor with a long aftertaste.
Cheeses with green mold
This cheese is made in a very interesting way. Cheese dairies have special caves where cheese is placed until noble mold appears. This takes quite a lot of time. On an industrial scale, mold is transferred to cheese from bread, which significantly speeds up the process of its production. Cheese with green mold is especially useful for the brain. It relieves migraine, stress and activates mental activity.
Cheese with white mold
Cheese with white mold is called brie. Its smell is very specific. If it is not carefully packed, then in a few hours the entire refrigerator will be saturated with this smell.
Cheese with white mold is valuable not only for its unusual aroma, but also for the original mold on a yellow crust.
How to eat moldy cheese?
It is believed that before serving, the cheese should be warmed to room temperature, leaving the cheese on the table for a couple of hours. Blue cheese will definitely set off the flavor notes of the wine with which it is served. Better to use white wine. You can also add nuts, berries or jam to the table.