Morbier des Forges

Morbier is an aromatic and surprisingly mild French cow’s milk cheese defined by the dark vein of vegetale ash streaking though its centre. Today, the ash is purely decorative, a nod to the method by which Morbier was once produced. Traditionally, the evenings 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 to create a delectably stinky aroma.

Morbier has a mild taste and leaves a wonderful, nutty aftertaste.

Morbier Arnauld shown in picture. Morbier des Forges has no label.