Roquefort is an extremely popular French cheese, reported to be a favorite of Emperor Charlemagne. In France, it is called the 'cheese of kings and popes'. Though cheeses similar to Roquefort are produced elsewhere, European Union law dictates that only those cheeses aged in the natural Mont Combalou caves of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon may use the name Roquefort. Being an AOC cheese, there are strict regulations regarding how and where it can be produced. Crumbly and tangy, this cheese has a distinctive taste that is by no means subtle. Delicious on salad or a wheat cracker drizzled with honey.