FireFly Farms Black & Blue-Wheel
Developed in the early spring of 2006, Black & Blue is one of a handful of 100% goat’s milk blue cheeses in the world. This cheese was one of FireFly’s first steps into the complex, longer aged category of cheeses. Their cheesemakers dry rub wheels of Black & Blue with kosher salt and carefully age them out for 10 days. After the initial aging period, the wheels are individually pierced to allow oxygen to kickstart the bluing process. The wheels are then set aside for an additional aging period of three months minimum. The result is a slightly sweet, mildly piquant goat’s milk blue cheese that appeals to the novice blue cheese fan as well as the most adventurous.