Roaring Forties Blue is an Aussie cheese hailing from King Island, south of Melbourne, at the western end of Bass Strait. The cheese is named after the infamous Roaring 40s westerly winds of more than 100km per hour that blow directly down the 40°S longitude.
Produced by the King Island Dairy, Roaring Forties Blue is a handcrafted cheese, made from the milk of cows grazing on lush green pastures of the island. Cheesemaker Ueli Berger ensures that each of his cheese wheels is full-flavored with a sweet, slightly nutty character, a rich mouth feel, and a good aftertaste. Matured in a wax coating which cuts off the oxygen supply and encourages sweet and fruity flavor while also preserves the moisture to create a smooth and creamy texture. Pairs well with a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, Port or a bold IPA style beer.