Our French speciality cheese breaks the mould by balancing blue cheese taste with a soft, creamy texture. This unique combination has been adored by cheese lovers for over 30 years. Take a look around our site to discover what makes Saint Agur unique and to find inspiration on how you can use it in new, exciting cheese pairings and as part of inspiring blue cheese recipes.
Saint Agur and herb gnocchi with watercress and Saint Agur sauce
By Raymond Blanc
There’s a reason Saint Agur is the UK’s favourite blue cheese brand.*
Rich, smooth and decidedly different, our cheese is both milder and creamier than traditional blue cheeses. Saint Agur boasts a punchy, tangy taste that is softened by a luxurious creaminess, providing a perfectly balanced bite.
Saint Agur is a blue cheese from the Auvergne region in central France. The area is renowned for its production of blue cheese which has been a local tradition for centuries. The region has contrasting seasons and features with hot summers following very cold winters and green-covered volcanic hills meeting basalt stone. The Saint Agur cheese wheel, from which the Saint Agur wedge comes from, draws inspiration from this volcanic basalt stone and uses the same octagonal shape as a tribute to its home and origins.
*Nielsen Scantrack, 52WE 18.04.2020
The cheese masters in the small French village of Beauzac in Auvergne perfected the production of Saint Agur many years ago. Today they are the guardians of this unique recipe that combines blue mould and a wonderful mushroomy flavour.
The milk used comes predominantly from local Montbéliarde cows within the Haute Loire dairy and each cheese is salted by hand during production to help bring out its unique flavour.
The cheese is then repeatedly pierced with needles during the first weeks of the maturation process to allow oxygen to flow and to trigger the development of its signature blue veins.
The final step is to ripen the cheese for ten weeks in a controlled environment where it develops its pleasantly sharp taste and perfectly soft, creamy consistency.
Saint Agur is available in a traditional wedge format in the cheese aisle and at the cheese counter in selected stores. It is also available in a convenient, soft and creamy cheese spread. However you choose to enjoy Saint Agur’s unique taste, you can be sure that it will make you fall in love with blue cheese.
This uniqueness and high quality are internationally renowned as Saint Agur won the Gold Medal at the 2019 World Cheese Awards!*
*category: cows’ milk – blue vein cheese any variety, uncut, natural rind.
The perfect balance of rich, blue cheese taste with a smooth, creamy texture makes this cheese literally melt in the mouth. Saint Agur Blue Cheese Wedge is the ideal blue cheese to add a touch of French sophistication to your cheeseboard or dish. Available in 125g and 150g formats.
Saint Agur is ideally complimented by a sweet, white wine such as a Sauternes and be sure to try it with a glass of port at Christmas time.
Tastes great when eaten simply on its own or when served on a piece of crusty French baguette. Saint Agur also makes the perfect accompaniment to pears or figs.
Saint Agur Blue Crème has all the taste of Saint Agur in a practical, ready-to-use format. This soft, creamy cheese makes a great quick snack when used as a dip or spread. It can also help to add a bit of a kick to your recipes when used as a cooking ingredient in hot and cold dishes.
Saint Agur Blue Crème goes well with a medium or light red wine such as a Beaujolais.
Simply pop the pot in the microwave without the foil film. After just two minutes, you will have an instant hot sauce to mix into pasta dishes or to use as a filling on baked potatoes. Please note: we would advise against reheating this product multiple times, try pouring some into a bowl before heating if you do not plan to eat the full pot in one sitting.
The Saint Agur cheese range offers a choice so that everyone can find a blue cheese they can enjoy and fall in love with. It is available in a traditional 125g and 150g wedge format and a convenient soft ‘crème’ creamy cheese that’s easy to spread and dip. Look out for us in the stores shown here.