Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Roquefort was created in the caves of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon, in the Massif Central region of France. The entrance to these caves is shaded by high cliffs. A series of long fissures through the rocks enable the caves to breathe in cool fresh air and exhale the old. This circulation of air ensures the temperature inside remains at 6-7C, while rainwater slowly seeping through the rocks from above provides humidity.
A shepherd and his maid interrupted their lunch of fresh ewe's milk cheese for making love.
Some days later, content, reckless and hungry, they tried the aboandoned cheese, now mouldy, and found it tasted delicious.


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