Fourme Dambert Aoc Tradt 1/2.1K
(Imported Cheeses: France)
This one is named for the fourme (as in mold) where the curds are ladled, which gives this blue cheese its distinct, tall cylindrical shape, and the French market town of Ambert, where peasants traditionally sold this cheese. One of the milder French blues, it is nutty and mushroomy, with a creamy mouthfeel and a little salty zing on the finish but little of the strong, spiciness found in other French blues. The ivory-colored paste is loosely curded, and thoroughly veined with blue-gray mould. Its creaminess makes it almost spreadable. AOC; made in Auvergne of cows' milk and aged for two months.