Roquefort PDO, Le Vieux Berger

Rich. Creamy. Strong.

Regular price £10.60
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Pairs well with fortified wines Contains ewe's milk RRaw/unpasteurised Pairs well with whisky

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originFrance, Midi-Pyrénées
style textureStrong creamy blue
milkEwe
milk treatmentRaw
rennetTraditional
drinkSauternes, or other dessert wines (ideally, white grape-based)

 

About the Cheese

Roquefort Le Vieux Berger, from the smallest producer of this renowned cheese, is a truly authentic artisan creation.

Roquefort, known as "The King of Blues," was awarded AOC status in 1925 and is made exclusively from raw Lacaune ewe's milk. The cheese is aged in the natural caves of Mount Combalou, resulting in a superbly well-balanced flavour that is spicy, rich, and somewhat nutty.

The paste of Roquefort "Le Vieux Berger" is full of deep pockets of blue, offering a rich and creamy texture on the palate.

Always cut from the wheel and never vacuum-packed, it retains its amazing flavour, texture, and aroma.

Enjoy Roquefort Le Vieux Berger with white-grape-based dessert wines like Sauternes and Monbazillac.

 

Cheesemaker: Maison Combes

Le Vieux Berger, produced by Maison Combes, is a testament to the authentic terroir of Aveyron and the Regional Natural Park of Grands Causses.

This family-run operation, spanning three generations since 1923, has been dedicated to preserving ancestral know-how. Henri, Yves, and now Vincent have perfected their craft, making Roquefort le Vieux Berger a cheese of rare and recognised craftsmanship. Vincent, a Master Artisan Cheesemaker, continues to uphold the traditional techniques and values passed down from his father and grandfather.

Maison Combes, awarded the "Living Heritage Company" label in 2012, collaborates closely with committed breeders to ensure the highest quality milk from Lacaune sheep, in strict accordance with the Roquefort PDO specifications.

Each stage of production and aging is infused with a human dimension, perpetuating exceptional ancestral know-how.

 

1% of every sale will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation via Work for Good

Due to small-scale production and logistical delays certain cheeses and condiments may be unavailable. We'll substitute them with similar products as needed. You can specify if you are happy with substitutions on the Cart page.

DELIVERY

The delivery charge is worked out based on the postcode.

SCOTLAND

EH39-EH42 postcodes (Haddington, Gifford, Dunbar, North Berwick, East Linton, other areas within 5 mile radius of the shop): Orders over £40 - free delivery.

Other EH and FK1-16 post codes (East Lothian, Edinburgh, Fife) : Orders over £50 ‐ free delivery; orders under £50 ‐ delivery is £4.50.

Central Scotland: Orders over £50 ‐ free delivery; orders under £50 ‐ £5.50;

Northern Scotland and Highlands: £5.50 (2-5 day service). Please note, we recommend selecting Wednesday as your delivery day to allow enough time for the order to be delivered before the weekend (when courier depots are closed)

REST OF BRITAIN

England & Wales: Orders over £50 ‐ free delivery; orders under £50 ‐ £5.50.

London: Order over £50 ‐ free delivery; order under £50 ‐ £7.50.

Northern Ireland and Islands (Isle of Man, Scilly, Skye, Wight, Jersey, Guernsey): we currently do not ship to.

Most of the UK mainland gets a next day delivery service. However, certain areas of the UK get a longer service. Our shipping boxes are designed to be safe in transit for up to 48 hours (longer during the cold months). 

When placing an order, please make sure to provide:

  • an alternative delivery instruction, in case you’re not in to receive the order (such as “leave on porch, leave in a shed, leave with neighbour”)
  • complete post code and mobile number (will be used for courier notifications)

SHIPPING INFORMATION

Our checkout system allows you to pick a date in the future to receive your delivery.

Our courier partners are APC Overnight. 

Once your order is shipped you will receive tracking details. Because all orders are shipped via a third-party, you would need to contact the courier directly if you have any questions about your parcel. Their email address is depot175@apc-overnight.com 

If you are buying cheeses for a special occasion, please allow an extra day or two for your cheeses to arrive, in case of unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances.

During December and other peak periods, we may require additional days to process and deliver your order.

PACKAGING

We take great care in packaging and delivering your order.

  • Cheeses are wrapped in specialist cheese paper that will allow them to breathe and not suffocate.
  • Cheeses and condiments are then packaged in a cardboard box (reusable and recyclable) with an insulated foil pouch and ice packs to ensure the correct temperature is maintained for up to 48 hours (longer during the cold months).

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A personalised gift note can be included with all of our products at no extra charge.

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