Different Uses Of Traditional Danish Blue Cheese
Numerous cheese lovers are there who prefers to experiment with cheese. Keeping their needs in mind the cheese manufacturers make different types of cheese each with a distinct taste. A general white cheese can be made at home, but as experimenting with cheese increases the process of preparation also becomes tougher. Manufactured cheeses available in the market are generally made from cow or goat milk.
To make a cheese tastier some essential bacteria are added which gives a blue or green color to the cheese. Such cheeses are known as blue cheese. A particular type of blue cheese is known as Danish blue cheese or danablu. This Traditional Danish Blue Cheese originated in the country of Denmark early in the 20th century and is prepared from cow milk. This is a semi-soft cheese sometimes with added cream and is typically block or drum shaped. It has a rind which is slightly moist and yellowish in color. The fat content of this cheese is as low as 25–30% and its normal ageing time is 8–12 weeks.
Before ageing, the curds of a traditional Danish blue cheese are pierced with a copper rod or wire in order to inject the mold that is Penicillium roqueforti into it. This is the beneficial bacteria which give the cheese a distinct blue color. The holes can be seen in the finished product when it is ready for consumption. This cheese is mainly developed to get the taste of Roquefort in a cheese. The only difference is that Roquefort is made of sheep’s milk. All available cheeses of this type in the market are European PGi protected. This cheese is also rich in nutrition. Per 100g of cheese contains 341 kcal of energy, 19.90g of protein, .10g of carbohydrate, of which .10g is sugar, 28.60g of fat of which saturated fat is 18.20g and 1.32g of sodium.
Any type of cheese, including traditional Danish blue cheese can be consumed alone as an appetizer or it can be paired with wine. As, this type of cheese tastes tangy and salty, so it will suit best with a sweet wine like Sauternes. The cheese is very salty and the wine is intensely sweet. This combination together makes it a great dish. It can also be paired with robust red wines.
This type of cheese can also be eaten with walnut or oak crackers or with honey and honey comb. Delicious dishes can also be made with this kind of cheese. It can also be used as a dessert cheese to be consumed with fresh fruits like apple, melon, pears and many others. It can also be crumbled on salads as a topping. Small cheese cakes can also be prepared with traditional Danish blue cheese. Sometimes it is also used as addressing served with bacon. A potato pancake can also be complemented with a blue cheese. Making a dip with this type of cheese is a hot favorite for many people mainly the Italians. However, as this kind of cheese is mainly manufactured in Denmark so it forms a main ingredient for many recipes of Denmark.