Fourme d'Ambert

Antoine Sarliève, mayor of Laqueuille, started the Société Laitière de Laqueuille in the Auvergne region of France in 1949. The dairy makes an array of name-protected cheeses, and focuses on sustainable development by investing in green technology and renewable energy.

Named for its shape, Fourme d’Ambert is said to be one of France's oldest cheeses, dating back to Roman times. Made from pasteurized cows' milk, its paste is cream-colored and flecked with blue mold. One of the richer, creamier blues available, Fourme d'Ambert offers balanced flavors of chocolate, tobacco and damp earth.

Farm / Company: Laqueuille


Proprietor: Société Laitière de Laqueuille


City, State: Laqueuille

Region: Auvergne

Country: France

Milk Type: Cow

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Natural

Texture: Firm

Aging: 30 days

Size(s): 4-5 pound wheel