Point Reyes Blue
The Giacomini family are third-generation dairy farmers and have had a presence in the Point Reyes area for many decades. Bob Giacomini began milking cows in 1959. Over the years, Bob and his wife Dean, together with their four daughters, developed a shared vision of producing an all-natural farmstead cheese.
This dream was realized in 2000, when they founded Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company and produced the first vat of their now-famous Original Blue.
Made from raw (non-pasteurized), rBST-free cows’ milk, and made with microbial (vegetarian) rennet. Aged 3.5 months, and gluten free.
Milky white in color with blue-green veins throughout ultra-creamy texture with medium-strong blue mold flavor Sweet, fresh milk with a medium-to-strong punch of blue flavor. Original Blue is great drizzled with honey, on a steak, or melted into pasta.
Original Blue is great as a stand-alone table cheese, for topping salads, melting onto burgers and steak, mixing into risotto, incorporating into scrambled eggs and mashed potatoes, and so much more. Pair with red wine like Cabernet and Zinfandel, where the fruit-forward berry flavors and a hint of spicy chocolate play nicely with the peppery finish of the cheese. Last but certainly not least, Original Blue and vintage port are outstanding together!