Fourme d'Ambert


Type: Blue
Milk: Pasteurised cow's milk
Rennet: Animal
Location: Auvergne, France

Fourme d'Ambert is a creamy and very easy eating blue cheese made at the Fromagerie de Laqueuille, Puy-de-Dome, Auvergne.

The Fromagerie is not particularly small but it's rare to find a creamery of their size that's independently owned. As such they've been able to make their cheese the way they feel will result in the best quality and have not been under pressure to mechanise or adapt to the techniques of a big factory. In addition, by buying their milk, they support a network of small local farms who would not otherwise be in production. They have their own specifications for the blue mould cultures they use and it has a distinctive flavour that sets their Fourmes apart, giving mineral, zinc notes as well as sweet salted caramel and a saline quality.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Joost Huffenhope
Wife likes it

Cheese is OK, I'm happy to eat it, I won't be buying any more however. It's too soft for my taste, has to eaten on biscuits. Wife and son both like it. I much prefer Stilton if that's our benchmark.

Louisa Scott
Our blue of choice

We all love Stilton and still occasionally still go for a chunk of Colston Bassett, but this has become our regular blue. It is absolutely delicious and perfectly balanced.

Alex Rivers

Fourme d'Ambert