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Fourme D'Ambert

$26.00 / Lb
fourme d ambert cheese
Fourme D'Ambert
  • Pasteurized
  • Animal Rennet
  • Age: 3 Months
  • Cow Milk
  • France
  • Approachable
  • Soft

Along with Bleu d’Avergne and Roquefort, Fourme d’Ambert is one of the pillars of French blue cheese. Velvety on the tongue and tastes like a delicious mix of sweet cream, mushrooms, and a touch of spice (thanks to those beautiful blue veins). Made from pasteurized cow’s milk, Fourme d'Ambert is the perfect gateway cheese for those intimidated by blue. Savor with a fruity wine like Beaujolais .

"I have never been a blue cheese fan, until my first bite of this cheese. I am now singing a different cheesy tune. For a scrumptious dessert, dip a piece in a cranberry & dried cherry sauce; serve with a glass of champagne."
Murray’s Wholesale Team – New York, NY
Pasteurized Cow’s Milk, Salt, Rennet, Penicillium Roqueforti

Allergens: Milk

  • Each wheel of Fourme d'Ambert is formed from unpressed curds, which means it retains a high moisture level, resulting in a fudgy, rich texture.
  • The milk used to produce this cheese comes from cows that graze on mountain pastures.
  • The maturation process can take as few as 40 days, but many are aged longer—such as this Fourme d'Ambert, which has been aged for three months.
  • Fourme d’Ambert is an ancient cheese that has been around since Roman times, and it was awarded AOC status in 1972 along with another similar blue from the same region called Fourme de Montbrison
  • The name derives from the shape of the cheese, and comes from the latin word “Forma”, which means shape.

Harder blue cheeses can stay fresh for up to two to three weeks in a crisper drawer when wrapped tightly and unopened, while softer blues may start to dry out after approximately two weeks. The best thing to do is keep the cheese in one of your refrigerator drawers or the vegetable bin; this will help to keep your cheese from drying out. Additionally, we recommend wrapping your blue cheese in aluminum foil. All cheeses and meats are perishables—by definition they degrade over time—so we encourage our customers to enjoy the cheese while it's in peak condition!

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