Our Featured Gourmet Raw Milk Cheese
Morbier A.O.C. is a 'lait cru', raw milk cheese. It has a soft paste that has a distinct aroma and with a flavor that only lingers on your taste buds for a short while. The maturation of Morbier is usually 3 months.
At first glance this French gourmet cheese from the Jura looks as though it has a band of mold running through the middle of it. In fact, it is ash or charcoal. In the past the cheese was made from leftover curd from other cheeses. In those days Morbier was made on farms on the lower slopes of the Jura during the winter months.
The first day's curd was preserved by a layer of ash until the next day's curd was added. Morbier is made in flattish cylinders with a grayish-brown rind that is somewhat sticky and bulging ivory paste. They have a meadowsweet aroma of nuts and hay.
We cut and wrap this cheese is wedges of 1 pound and 8 ounces. read more...
Browse our great selection of International Gourmet Raw Milk Cheese. A cheese is considered a raw milk cheese when the milk used to produce that cheese, prior to setting the curd, has not been heated above 104°F. According to FDA regulations raw milk cheeses must be aged for 60 days or longer at a temperature of not less than 35°F. Is raw-milk cheese safe, does it taste better – a debate that is not going away any time soon if ever. Some believe that raw milk cheese does taste better; that the complexity of the organisms naturally occurring in raw milk deepens the flavor; that pasteurized cheeses can't really approach that. Others believe that the risk of contamination is too great and that many pasteurized cheeses are excellent and often award-winning while competing head-to-head with their raw milk brothers. The debate rages among cheese gourmands; try some raw milk cheeses and let us know what you think by giving us your opinion in a product review.
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