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Roaring Forties Blue Cheese

Roaring Forties is an Australian Blue Cheese, made on King Island, an island on the Bass Strait to the south of Australia, between the Australian mainland, and Tasmania.

The cheese is named after the strong winds that blow along the 40° South Longitude, which passes through the island.

It is a rindless, mild-tasting blue cheese with a smooth, creamy texture. It is by Kings Island Dairy from pasteurized cow's milk.

The cheese is made in rounds which are allowed to mature four to five weeks. The rounds are then covered in a dark blue wax which stops the mould from growing further.

History Notes

2006 Champion at the 78th Annual British Empire Cheese Show in Ontario, Canada.

The island has many pastures of hay, but you can probably disregard the local legend: that straw mattresses from shipwrecks drifted ashore, and that seeds in the straw subsequently germinated.

The cheese was created sometime between 1993 and 1998 by Franck Beaurain, who would later to go on to create Jindi Deluxe Blue Cheese for another company.


Parker, Melissa. Franck Beaurain – artisan cheesemaker – Old Telegraph Road by Jindi. 2010. Retrieved August 2010 from www.otrbyjindi.com.au/docs/Biography%20Franck%20Beaurain.doc

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Oulton, Randal. "Roaring Forties Blue Cheese." CooksInfo.com. Published 11 August 2010; revised 08 December 2010. Web. Accessed 06/23/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/roaring-forties-blue-cheese>.

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