Poplar Grove Cheese
Naramata Bench Blue
This Camembert-style cheese only has blue on the rind, resulting in a buttery, slightly salty hint of Blue cheese flavour.
Made by Poplar Grove Cheese
Poplar Grove Cheese, located on the beautiful Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley, was started in 2002. The owner, Gitta Pendersen, was raised on a family dairy farm in Denmark.
About this cheese
An exceptionally creamy, mild-flavoured Blue cheese with no blue veining, customers refer to it as "the beginner's Blue". Naramata Bench Blue gets its flavour by brine-salting the exterior rind, and hand-flipping the cheese for 3 weeks as it matures.
Pair it with...
winePair with Gamay Noir.
winePair with fortified cider.
beerPair with mild or fruity beers.
foodServe with fruit-based breads.
Proper storage includes making sure that the wrapping adheres well to the cheese to prevent it from drying out. Keep cheeses on a lower shelf of your refrigerator, far from foods with strong odours, to avoid absorption of unwanted tastes and smells. If you follow these guidelines, your refrigerator’s vegetable drawer will be a good storage spot.
To preserve cheese freshness, use the original wrapping or rewrap in plastic wrap to provide the tightest seal to protect from moisture, odours and possibly mould in the fridge.
Refrigerator Shelf-life: 1 week.
Freezing is not recommended for Soft cheeses.