Foume D'ambert is an AOC cylindrical shaped blue cheese from the Ambert region in France. Made using cow milk from Montbéliardes cows, this cheese is aged for 1-2 months developing a semi-firm texture with a rich and creamy flavor. The word "Fourme" is derived from the Latin word "forma", describing its cylindrical shape that is 8 inches high and 5 inches in diameter. This is one of the more mild blue cheeses from France. It was granted AOC status in 1972 in partnership with Fourme de Montbrison. The recipes for the two cheeses are identical, granting it a joint AOC certification. In 2002, however, Fourme D'ambert received its own AOC certification, citing terroir as its major difference.