FOURME D'AMBERT AOC,AOP,one of the mildest of blue cheeses.
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Fourme d'Ambert AOC,AOP is a semi-hard,pasteurised or/and unpasteurised Montbéliardes cow's milk blue cheese ,milder and less salty than many other blue cheeses.It is produced in Auvergne region(central France) in the Monts of Livradois and Forez plain and has a distinctive cylindrical shape.
The cheesemaker uses 25 liters of milk for one cheese:fisrt the milk heated to 32°C is curdled with natural rennet.
This cheese with a 50% fat content is 19 cm high,13 cm in diameter and weighs around 1,8 kg.Its paste is creamy with bluish-green veins of mould.Its rind is thin,yellowish.Its taste has nutty and mushrooms overtones.
The FOURME DE MONTBRISON AOC,AOP is almost identical.