Bleu d'Auvergne is a name-protected (Denomination Origine Protected, DOP) cheese from the Auvergne region in south-central France, where it has been made since the middle of the 19th century. Bleu d'Auvergne is made in the traditional manner from cow's milk and features blue veining throughout. Its moist, sticky rind conceals a soft paste possessing a grassy, herbaceous, and (with age) spicy, pungent taste. Here at the Artisanal Premium Cheese Center, we allow this cheese to drain until it reaches the creamy consistency we desire. Bleu d'Auvergne pairs best with dessert wines such as Sauternes.