Do you love noble blue cheeses? Are you sure they are not harmful to health? Let’s figure out who and how often you can use “blue” varieties of cheeses and with what products they are best combined.
Let’s start with the fact that mold is different. The famous varieties Brie and Camembert are covered with white mold on top. Red mold is characteristic of Munster and Livaro varieties. And finally, the most famous and popular cheese mold is greenish-blue, which is contained inside the cheese, and not outside. This group includes Roquefort, Gorgonzola, Dor blue, Danablue, Bergader and others.
The benefits of “blue” cheeses are obvious: like other cheese varieties, they are rich in calcium. Moreover, the mold helps the body absorb it better. Blue cheeses are superior to eggs and fish in terms of protein content. They are also rich in amino acids, which contribute to the formation and strengthening of muscles and improve bowel function.
However, there are also negative aspects in the use of blue cheeses, which nutritionists advise to listen to. First of all, due to the high fat content of this product (up to 48%), the use of noble varieties of cheese should be limited to people who follow the figure or those who are on a diet.
In addition, care should be taken with “blue” cheeses and people with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. But from the diet of children and pregnant women, it is better to exclude such a product altogether.
Nutritionists recommend that completely healthy people consume blue cheese no more than 50 g per day. With this delicacy, a glass of wine with a rich taste and fruit perfectly harmonize.
And the last thing: in no case do not store moldy cheese in polyethylene. This “king” of cheeses only recognizes food foil or paper. To store moldy delicacies in their homeland, in France, they even produce special cabinets. In our conditions, it is better to buy such a product in small portions, as they say, “at a time.”
And if Roquefort or Dor blue are left uneaten, then the leftover cheese can be wrapped in paper and put in a compartment of the refrigerator with a sufficiently high temperature, for example, in a box for vegetables and fruits.
The opinion of the editors may not coincide with the opinion of the author of the article.