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La Maison de la Fourme d'Ambert

Closes in 14 min: 10:00 - 18:30
Open today: 10:00 - 18:30
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Quite interesting

It is only a short tour but very interesting. A good chance to taste the local cheeses and find out... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Jacqui S
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Ambert, France
Delighteful

Attentive service and decent food. It was quiet the night we went but the intimate setting meant... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2014
Peter E
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Ambert, France
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  • Average8%
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15 Aug 2018
“Interesting and enjoyable”
13 Aug 2018
“Interesting but a bit inconsequential”
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Maison de la Fourme d'Ambert is a little museum presenting history and fabrication of the famous Fourme d'Ambert. In addition to the visit, you can savour the Auvergne cheese and buy local products from the shop. During the summer season, it is...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:30
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Place du Chatelet, 63600 Ambert, France
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+33 4 73 82 49 23
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

This is a small museum but the visit was very interesting, explaining the history of cheese making in the area. Our guide Quentin spoke in both English and French, and answered questions in both languages. He made the visit enjoyable. The degustation (tasting) of three...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Graham R
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

I suppose there is only so much you can say about a single cheese. The guided visit makes the most of the collection but there are only a few rooms so left feeling I should have skipped the visit and just done the cheese tasting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Antoine_dB3, Gérant at La Maison de la Fourme d'Ambert, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Are you sure you've been attentive enough during the tour ?! Actually, the guide gives explainations about the 5 (five) famous cheese of Auvergne : Fourme d'Ambert, Cantal, Saint-Nectaire, Bleu d'Auvergne ans Salers, especially in the very ancient cellar of the XIVth century. If you...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We had a very good and informative tour. Our guide,Quentin, spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable. Make sure you have the additional degustation as it is well worth the money!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

It is only a short tour but very interesting. A good chance to taste the local cheeses and find out how it is made. Including the famous forme d,Ambert a delicious medium blue ( A favourite of Prince Charles) a nice way to spend an...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jacqui S
Antoine d, Gérant at La Maison de la Fourme d'Ambert, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

We are so pleased to know that our famous local cheese is a favourite of the Prince of Wales : His royal Highness seems to enjoy quite good food !

Reviewed 5 November 2014

Attentive service and decent food. It was quiet the night we went but the intimate setting meant that we weren't really aware of any lack of atmosphere. Will go again.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Peter E
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