Rochebaron, also known as Montbriac, is a wonderful French blue gourmet cheese made from pasteurised cow's milk, in the town of Beauzac in the centre of France.
Rochebaron is very different from many of the softer brie-blue combinations available. It is very striking on the cheese board with its soft, gooey texture, and blue veining outlined by the blue-gray color of the ash-covered rind. The flavour of this attractive gourmet cheese is creamy, complex and satisfying while being not too sharp or aggressive. A fantastic example of the French love for fine cheeses.
The cheese tastes best with crusty bread and fresh fruit and pairs well with Champagne, a red wine from Savoie or a Pinot Noir from Burgundy.