Cheeses of France visited us to promote its Everyday Perfect campaign, an effort to empower Americans to use French cheeses in everyday recipes. As we made our way around the cutting board of foreign treats, we finally landed upon a blue cheese called Saint Agur.
To our complete amazement, we learned that the French often slather a baguette with cultured butter, then top it with creamy blue cheese. It sweetens and mellows out the funkiness. Though butter and cheese sound like an odd enough pairing, we skeptically followed the suit of our French-born cheese representative.
Sure enough, our eyes lit up to discover a brilliant new way of eating blue cheese. The butter softens the stinky blue cheese's edge and even sweetens the flavor. We are forever converts, and we think you will be too.