Exclusively for November deliveries. Morbier is a traditional, French artisan cheese with a distinctive line of ash running through it.
- Type of MilkCow
- Vegetarian RennetNo
- Typical ValuesPer 100g
- Energy kJ1584
- Energy kcal382
- Of which saturates21
- Of which sugars0.0
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Exclusively available for November Deliveries
Morbier cheese has a wonderful toothsome and lightly pliable texture - great if you are a fan of Edam or leerdammer. The flavour is comfortingly milky and creamy, yet it is in no way a mild cheese. With a distinctive line of ash down the middle, it's an attractive cheese for your November cheeseboard.
Morbier takes its name from the origin and centre of its production, the village of Morbier in the department of Jura in the Franche-Comté province. It is first recorded as existing as a cheese in a letter dated 1795 from the Mayor of Morbier, and came about as a use for curd left-overs which the producers of the cheese Comté used to reserve for their own consumption. The makers would make the bottom half of the cheese and then scatter ash from the fire over the curds to protect them over night. They would then top up the other half of the cheese with the next morning's make. Today the cheese is made specially, rather than as an afterthought, and the line of ash (now vegetable ash) is a lovely nod to the tradition. Morbier is still matured in the district of origin, in the Franche-Comté cellars.
Try Morbier on your November cheese board. Please Note: This artisan cheese is exclusively available for November delivery dates. If you would like to select December dates for your cheese order to be delivered, please don't add Morbier to your cart.