St. Agur (pronounced Sant ah-GOOR), easily recognizable by its octagonal shape, is made from pasteurized cow's milk in the village of Monts du Velay. It entices you with its naked butteriness and delicate sharpness. It contains 60% butter cream, thus qualifying it also as a double-cream cheese. In other words, every bite is sinful. Mild in flavor and not too salty in comparison to other blues, St. Agur appeals to many palates. Due to its creaminess, it melts and spreads easily. Put a thin slice in your salad or burger or spread it on fresh baguette. It also melts quickly in sauces. Serve with Chardonnay, Syrah, Port, or Vouvray Moelleux.
Made form rich cow's milk, St Agur offers an alliance between a rich, blue cheese flavor and a creamy, smooth texture. It not only promises the pleasures of a strong cheese, but it also melts away in the mouth. Not as salty as more traditional blue cheese, its tangy and creamy nature is well-balanced. Each day, 132,000 gallons of milk are collected from a select group of farmers for its production. 4-5 gallons of milk are needed to make a St. Agur cheese, weighing in general 4-5 lbs. St. Agur is very rich in calcium, protein, and minerals. Delivered in octagonal cylinders, and without a rind, it's it easy to cut into wedges. It is a refined treat that's sure to please anyone. No wonder that it received the Bronz medal in the Concour General Agricole (General Agricultural Contest) in 2000 and was also elected "the Flavor of the year" both in 2000 and 2001.