This time I have tried a French Semi-soft cheese made from pasteurized cow milk, the Morbier du Haut Libradois. This is a stinky cream/ivory colored cheese with a layer of gray ash in the middle.
In the old days the bottom layer was made from the evenings milk and was covered with a layer of ash to prevent a rind from forming during the night, and to keep flies away. The morning after the top layer was added, made from the morning's milk, and then the cheese was aged for about 3 months.
Opposite to the stinky exterior the taste of the cheese is pretty mild to medium bold and has a nice nutty flavor to it. This is definately an interesting addition to any cheese plate.
I happend to find it at my local supermarket, Safeway, but if you can't find it locally, buy it online at www.artisanalcheese.com.