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Fourme d'Ambert

$22.99/LB
This cheese is in rare Fourme. Made from pasteurized cow's milk in Auvergne, each wheel of this little Frenchie is formed from unpressed curds inoculated with a less spicy blue mold than that of its cousin, Roquefort. From our selected cheesemaker, we import the wheels young, still a bit cumbly and tart, and settle them in for 4 weeks in our NYC caves. The result is a magical transformation: velvety mouthfeel full of sweet cream and an earthy, mushroomy roundness that will convert even the staunchest blue cheese hater. Add Tawny port and fresh pears, and you've got dessert. As seen in the New York Times.

Just the facts

Country France
Region Auvergne
Milk Type Cow
Pasteurization Pasteurized
Rennet Type Animal
Age 2-4 months
Cheese Type Blue
Wheel Weight 4 lbs.
Pairing Recommendations

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  • Riesling

    This food-friendly wine ranges from super sweet to quite dry. Acidity, minerality, and aromas of tropical fruit are almost always present.

    Dry: Characterized by bracing acidity and stark minerality. Tropical fruit on the nose, stunningly balanced flavor overall.
    Pair with: This versatile wine works equally well with a fresh chevre (bringing out acidity) as it does a stinky Alsatian Munster (playing up the sweet/salty contrast).

    Sweet: The other end of the spectrum offers a cloyingly sweet, syrupy wine. Aromas of ripe peaches and tropical fruit dominate, along with floral, perfumed accents.
    Pair with: With something this strong it’s best to contrast the sweetness with something funky or salty: A pungent washed rind like Grayson or a punchy blue like Bleu du Bocage.

     

  • Merlot

    A smooth and medium-bodied wine with a more rounded flavor than other reds. Dark fruits are present but with minimal tannins and no noticeable spice.
    Pair with: Earthy tommes like Toma Walser, mellow Fontina, or a lightly aged goat cheese like Leonora.

Reviews
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