Produced in the Auvergne region, Fourme d’Ambert is one of France’s oldest cheeses. The cheese is a traditional, farmhouse blue cheese that can be either co-operative or artisanal. Fourme d’Ambert is more supple and dense than most blues. Milk from cows grazing on either lower or higher mountain pastures is used to produce the cheese.
The cheese is cream coloured with prominent blue veining. The cheese is inoculated with Penicillium roqueforti spores for the growth of blue veins. Slightly tangy, savory flavour infused by the bacteria, beautiful complements the distinct notes of butter and cream.
Wine connoisseurs can enjoy the cheese with Sauternes and other dessert wines as well as full bodied reds such as Rhone’s, Pinot Noirs and Syrah. Try the cheese as a snack with bread and fruit or crumble it on salads.