The Fourme, or cylindrical shape of this cheese is traditionally made in the area of Ambert, in the Auvergne region. The Mons family (affineurs for three generations), provide this cheese to the best tables in France. This cheese has a smooth, creamy beige interior with liberal blue veining throughout. It is matured in humid, well ventilated cellars producing a cheese with a grey brown rind discarded by some, enjoyed by others. The unique flavour is milky yet complex with earthy overtones. There is a lightness and sweetness to this luscious cheese which makes it a crowd pleaser. Even those not usually fond of the blue cheese style have been known to enjoy this beauty.
About Hervé Mons Fromager Affineur
In 1964, Hubert Mons and his wife decided to sell cheese on the markets in and around Roanne. In 1983, Hervé, the eldest son, set up the first shopfront in the Roanne city center. Other shops followed along with the maturing cellars in Saint-Haon-le-Châtel. In the 90s, his brother Laurent joined him. A few years ago, the company became international and is now trading all over the world.