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Fourme of Ambert PDO

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Fourme of Ambert is the mildest of the blue cheeses, the paste of this cheese is fatty and fruity.

Made from pasteurised cow's milk.

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Les conseils du fromager

Tips from the cheese maker

Always keep the cheese in its original paper for a longer conservation, you can taste it with semi-salted butter.
  • Refrigerated transport between 0 and 4 degrees Refrigerated transport between 0 and 4 degrees
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It can be recognised by its very particular shape, different from that of other cheeses: it is a cylinder that is higher than it is wide.

It was born in the Forez mountains, where the summers are hot and the winters long and cold, and where the milk is collected at an altitude of 700 to 1,800 metres.

Fourme d'Ambert is a blue-veined cow's milk cheese.

It is covered with a thin dry bloomy and greyish rind

Its rind is dry, with grey felt and orange-red blotches. Its cream-coloured fatty paste is supple and unctuous, and has a slight cellar smell.

Its flavour is rustic, fine and fragrant.

A bit of history, Fourme d'Ambert certainly dates back to the first periods of feudalism, around the 8th century.

But it is probable that it was already being prepared in the land of the Arvernes (ancient Auvergne) before Caesar's conquest.

On a chapel located at La Chaulme in the Puy-de-Dôme, there is a series of carved stones on which appear the different foodstuffs that the stag must give to the lord: butter, ham, sausage, eggs, hay and fourme!

Until the 19th century, the fourme d'Ambert was made in Jasseries, which were often dilapidated buildings that served as a home, a cheese factory and a stable. In fine weather, the women and children would go there to make the fourme while the men stayed on the farm to tend to the hay!

Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne (1611 - 1675) declared: "God is with the big battalions, especially when his soldiers have a piece of fourme in their bag!

Did you know that ....... Fourme comes from the old French forme, which gave fourmaige, formage, then cheese!

The Fourme de Montbrison is very similar to the Fourme d'Ambert but it is less fatty, drier and therefore less mellow!

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Data sheet

Milk
Pasteurized whole cow's milk
TEXTURE
Blue-veined and supple paste
ALLERGEN
Milk
GRASSE MATERIAL
29 %
PROVENANCE
Auvergne
SEASON
All year round
RECOMMENDED WINE
Mondeuse cuvée terroir
INTENSITY
Typical
APPELLATION
AOC 1972

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Liliane P. published the 13/03/2023 following an order made on 06/03/2023

4/5

un peu trop forte

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Lydie M. published the 12/03/2023 following an order made on 06/03/2023

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Georgette J. published the 23/01/2023 following an order made on 19/01/2023

5/5

idem pour celui la

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Liliane P. published the 26/12/2022 following an order made on 20/12/2022

3/5

plus cher de 10e avec le fromager et gout identique dommage

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Caroline D. published the 22/08/2022 following an order made on 14/08/2022

5/5

Excellente et racée

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Michèle F. published the 12/07/2022 following an order made on 07/07/2022

5/5

Excellente Fourme d'Ambert AOP on ne peut pas se tromper.Très bien

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Martine R. published the 07/01/2022 following an order made on 27/12/2021

5/5

Toujours aussi bonne.

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MICHEL L. published the 01/01/2022 following an order made on 02/12/2021

4/5

Très bien

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Anonymous customer published the 03/11/2020 following an order made on 29/10/2020

5/5

Merveilleux

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Anonymous customer published the 03/11/2020 following an order made on 29/10/2020

5/5

Très bon goût excellent fromage.

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