This French treasure, from the Auvergne region, is made from raw cow's milk. The Fourme d'Ambert is an ancient French gourmet blue cheese. 'Fourme' is describing its cylindrical shape. Ambert is the town in Auvergne mountains where the cheese is created. This creamy blue gourmet cheese is a semi-soft light blue cheese with a rough gray-brown rind. It carries the flavor and the aroma of freshly roasted nuts and tangy pop of fruit.
The Fourme d'Ambert is high in moisture, does not have the usually veins of blue, but rather pockets of blue. Compared to Roquefort it is not that salty and compared to a Blue Stilton, it is much creamier and, therefore, less crumbly.
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 hand-cut and wrap this cheese in pieces of 8 ounces and 1 pound.
Ingredients:unpasteurized cow's milk, salt, rennet, starters, Cacl2, Pencillium roqueforti.