Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Cheese of the Week: Fourme d'Ambert

Name: Fourme d'Ambert

Country: France

Milk: Cow

Description: This is a mild to medium blue cheese with a smooth consistency and nutty flavour with hints of wine. Legend holds that this is one of the oldest cheeses in France, possibly dating back to the Roman period. The word 'fourme' refers to the distinctive cylindrical "form" or shape of the cheese.

Related Link: www.fourme-ambert.com

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