Roquefort is a well balanced cheese renowned for its aroma and flavor which has, through the course of history, captured the appreciation of kings, emperors and many writers. As of 2009, there are seven Roquefort producers. The largest by far is Roquefort Société made by the Société des Caves de Roquefort which holds several caves and opens its facilities to tourists, and accounts for around 60% of all production.
Roquefort Société has an ivory-colored paste with emerald-green veining and a creamy, moist texture. Its rich, intense sheep milk flavor balances the blue mold aroma creating the magic taste that has made Roquefort famous around the world and distinguished it by many as the King of Cheeses.
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