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Morbier,a food for pleasureand health

Let’s face it, Morbier is first of all good for the mental health of cheese lovers, tasting this smooth cheese is bound to make you happy. And rejoice, it is also good for your physical health as a source of calcium, protein, vitamins and minerals.

Calcium & the right nutrients

Calcium is essential for building and maintaining bone capital. Derived from cheese, it is particularly well absorbed by the body. On average, an adult should consume 900 mg/day. Morbier provides 760 mg per 100 g. Like all uncooked pressed cheeses, it is a calcium ‘superfood’.

Proteins and vitamins A and B are major elements for the body’s immune system. They are good for the manufacture, growth and renewal of cells. With around 23.6 g of protein per 100 g, Morbier is an excellent source of protein. It is also very rich in minerals (phosphorus, magnesium, zinc).

Consumed in moderation, 30 to 40 g per meal, Morbier fits perfectly into a balanced diet.

Morbier, an PDO cheese made from raw milk

Morbier is a cheese made from unpasteurised milk, this is a requirement for the PDO and for its unique local taste. In addition to their rich flavour, unpasteurised cheeses provide many health benefits, as they are a living product. They are beneficial for the human intestinal microbiota, which is believed to play a role in reducing the risk of allergies and respiratory infections. However, there are a few guidelines concerning unpasteurised cheese for people with weakened or immature immune systems.

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Morbier nutritional composition

Average content per 100 g

  • Energy: 353 kcal/1,465 kJ
  • Fat: 28 g
  • Carbohydrates: Trace
  • Protein: 23 g
  • Calcium: 760 mg
  • Phosphorus: 520 mg