It’s your 'typical' love story.
Arturo Chiriboga learned cheesemaking in his homeland of Ecuador. It took him to Europe, where he fell in love with a Bavarian woman. Now he lives in Bad Oberdorf at the foot of the Bavarian Alps and he’s the head cheesemaker for Obere Mühle dairy. See what I mean? Very typical.
Arturo took a recipe from 1902 for blue cheese meant to rival Roguefort, gave it a few of his own tweaks and created a cow’s milk blue cheese that is just as good, if not better than the famous French variety. It’s rich, tangy and buttery. While it has some prickly notes from the blueing, it doesn’t have the peppery notes one might find in other blue cheeses. Even if you ‘don’t like blue cheese’ you might find this wonderful dairy fusion inspired by true love might change your mind.