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Fourme d'Ambert is an ancient French gourmet blue cheese from the Auvergne that was being made long before English Stilton, which it somewhat resembles.
Fourme d'Ambert is a raw cow's milk gourmet cheese with light blue veining. The cheese has a rough gray-brown rind and the cheese is firm, has an ivory color with greenish-blue veining. It has an interesting aroma of roasted nuts and a fruity flavor and is aged for over 60 days.
'Fourme' comes from the Latin 'forma' (form), referring to the container used to hold the curd. Afterwards, the name 'fourme' was retained in the mountains of Forez and Auvergne to refer to cheeses from the region. Fourme was sold primarily at the market in the village of Ambert, thus giving it its name.
Fourme d'Ambert has long been one of our favorite French gourmet cheeses and is equally suited to an afternoon epicurean taste treat or being featured on the after dinner cheese board- suitably following that most special of meals. One taste and we are sure you will agree.
We cut and wrap this cheese in pieces of 8 ounces and 1 pound. 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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