Blue Harbour Cheese

Urban Blue

Blue Harbour takes pride in offering typically non-Blue cheese consumers an opportunity to experience a milder, more balanced version of this cheese-type.

Made by Blue Harbour Cheese

Blue Harbour Cheese is an artisanal producer specializing in traditional and not-so-traditional handmade Blue cheese. In the modern urban facility in the leafy North End of Halifax, Nova Scotia, unique and wonderful Blue cheeses are in different phases of production, ripening and aging.

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About this cheese

Urban Blue is a more "balanced and interesting" version of its inspiration - Gorgonzola Dolce-style cheese. It is an exceptionally mild Blue that ages for 2 months. Light speckles of blue veining dramatically dress up the creamy flavour. The texture is smooth, rich and dense - with a gorgeous sliceable savoury paste.

Pair it with...

wine

Pair with sake.

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beer

Pair with mild or fruity beers.

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food

Serve with fruit-based breads.

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tea

Pair with Organic Keemun Panda #1, a Chinese red tea.

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Additional Information

Family Blue
Texture Semi-soft
Province Nova Scotia
Rind type Natural
Milk type Pasteurized
Moisture 40%
Milk fat 34%
Distribution Provincial

Keeping Cheese

Storage

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.

Plastic wrap is the most versatile, accessible and efficient way to preserve cheese freshness. It also provides the tightest seal to protect from moisture, odours and possibly mould in the fridge.
Refrigerator Shelf-life: 2-3 weeks.

Freezing

Most cheeses can be frozen, but it is important to keep in mind that freezing can affect texture and character. This is why thawed cheeses are best reserved for use in cooking. Neither the taste nor texture of meals cooked with previously frozen cheeses will be affected.
You can freeze Blue cheese, in pieces of 500 g or less, for up to two months! Just carefully wrap cheese in plastic wrap and place in an airtight freezer bag or vacuum pack. Before using, it is important to allow cheese to thaw slowly in the refrigerator.

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