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ˈroʊk fərtroque·fort

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Roquefortnoun

    French blue cheese


  1. Roquefortnoun

    A blue cheese made from sheep milk, produced in France.

  2. Etymology: From the village Roquefort-sur-Soulzon, a village in southern France where it originated.


  1. roquefort

    Roquefort is a type of blue cheese that is known for its strong taste and odor. It is made from sheep's milk and is typically aged in the natural caves of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon in France, which gives it its unique flavor. The cheese is distinguished by its green-blue veins of mold throughout, a creamy yet crumbly texture, and a tangy, salty taste. Roquefort is protected under French law and must meet certain production standards to carry its name.


  1. Roquefort

    Roquefort is a sheep milk blue cheese from the south of France, and together with Bleu d'Auvergne, Stilton and Gorgonzola is one of the world's best known blue-cheeses. Though similar cheeses are produced elsewhere, European law dictates that only those cheeses aged in the natural Combalou caves of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon may bear the name Roquefort, as it is a recognised geographical indication, or has a protected designation of origin. The cheese is white, tangy, crumbly and slightly moist, with distinctive veins of green mold. It has characteristic odor and flavor with a notable taste of butyric acid; the green veins provide a sharp tang. The overall flavor sensation begins slightly mild, then waxes sweet, then smoky, and fades to a salty finish. It has no rind; the exterior is edible and slightly salty. A typical wheel of Roquefort weighs between 2.5 and 3 kilograms, and is about 10 cm thick. Each kilogram of finished cheese requires about 4.5 litres of milk to produce.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A kind of cheese whose odor puts it easily in the first rank.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Roquefort in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Roquefort in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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