Cheese

Product Details

Seasons: Year-Round
Origin: France
Growers: Beillevaire

Description

Morbier is an aromatic and surprisingly mild French cow's milk AOC cheese defined by the dark vein of vegetable ash streaking through the middle. Today, the ash is purely decorative, a nod to the method by which Morbier was once produced in Franche-Comté. Traditionally, the evening's fresh curds were sprinkled with ash to prevent the formation of a rind overnight. The next morning, new curds were laid upon the thin layer of ash to finish off the wheel. The wheel was then washed and rubbed by hand, forming a rind to protect the rich, creamy interior and create a delectably stinky aroma. Morbie  is aged for at least 60 days, and has a mild, nutty flavor.  Morbier is excellent served with Gewurztraminer or light, fruity red wines. Cow milk