Country of Origin: Franche-Comte, France Style: Semi-Hard Milk: Cow, Unpasteurised Wine Match: Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cote du Rhône
Notes: Morbier is a semi-soft cow’s milk cheese named after the small village of Morbier in Franche-Comté. The cheese has an ivory colour, and it is a bit soft and fairly elastic. It gets immediately identified because of its black layer of tasteless ash, which is in the middle. This cheese has a rich and creamy flavour with small eyes or holes. Sometimes, the cheese leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste and has a mild aroma as well.