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May 16, 2007 03:27 AM

Smoked Rambol?

Does anyone know anything about smoked rambol cheese? When I bought some, the guy behind the counter called it "Forest" -- which is written on the wrapping -- and said it's the best smoked cheese in the world. Indeed, it was excellent -- but I know nothing about it. I'm curious how it's made, what its generic name is and what brands make it (and make it best), and how much it should cost.

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  1. Smoked Rambol is a creamy, textured cheese from Annecy, France. It begins life as Gruyere de Comté, which is de-rinded, cooked, then slowly smoked over hickory coals. The result is a rich, delicate smoky fondue-style cheese that is spreadable at room temperature. It is one of my favorite cheeses. It has always been hard to find. I used to get it at the Macy's underground gourmet shop in NYC, but that was 20 years ago!

    1. Rambol is essentially a smoked Raclette, despite what Amazon says. No surprise, since Annecy is a stone's throw from Switzerland. Try asking for it that way- it's available in the US- where do you live/shop?

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      1. re: caviar_and_chitlins

        If u live in florida Publix supermarket carries it in there gourmet cheese section. It is an excellent cheese