Fourme d'Ambert cheese

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Fourme d'Ambert cheese


Fourme d'Ambert is one of France's oldest cheeses, and dates from as far back as Roman times. It is an AOC and AOP pasteurised, cows’ milk, blue cheese from the Puy-de-Dôme départment of the Auvergne, with a distinct, narrow cylindrical shape.

The semi-hard cheese is inoculated with Penicillium roqueforti spores and matured for at least 28 days. During this time, at weekly intervals, the cheese is injected with Vouvray moelleux, a sweet white wine.

Almost identical to Fourme de Montbrison, the two were protected by the same AOC from 1972 until 2002 when each was recognised as its own cheese with slight differences in manufacture. A likeness of the cheese can be found sculpted above the entrance to a medieval chapel in Chaulme.

Although most often produced with pasteurised milk by a Coopérative, more recently artisanal production has begun using unpasteurised milk, and some sources claim farm or ‘fermier’ production has now started, but others claim to the contrary.

Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses

The number of calories in various types of cheese is very similar when you compare your cheese to a similar types of cheese.

For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g

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Cheese type Calories per 100g
American cheese 371
Blue cheese 353
Camembert cheese 299
Cheddar cheese 402
Cottage cheese 98
Edam cheese 357
Farmer's cheese 98
Feta cheese 264
Fontina cheese 389
Goat cheese 364
Gouda cheese 356
Gruyere cheese 413
Mozzarella cheese 280
Parmesan cheese 431
Pimento cheese 375
Provolone cheese 352
Queso blanco cheese 310
Ricotta cheese 174
Roquefort cheese 369
Swiss cheese 380

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