Bleu de Gex is a blue-veined cheese originating in France. This is an unpasteurized cow's milk cheese with a naturally brushed rind which is not edible. This is a creamy cheese with a piquant, nutty flavor. Bleu de Gex is a small production cheese and AOC guidelines state that the cheese must be made only from the milk of Montbeliardes cows. The cheese must age for at least 2 months.
Serve Bleu de Gex with either strong or fruity reds. A red Burgundy would be a good choice or Beujolais, or Cote du Rhone. For use on your cheeseboard add some nuts, honey, or fresh figs if available.
If you'd like to read more about the production of this cheese, see this article by David Lebovitz.
This may be a difficult cheese to find locally. Look for this cheese in a good specialty cheese shop. We have seen the cheese available intermittently on Amazon.com: Bleu de Gex