These strips are collected by first
removing the bark from trees, then special knives are used to cut the
inner cambium layer which is cut to size and dried. We have managed to find a man in Vermont to
produce these wonderful strips for us.
The famous spruce band, which makes cheeses such as Mont d’Or so visually striking, is tied around the cheese when the cheese is very young, before
the rind has begun to develop. The spruce cambium serves a practical function – to
hold the ripening cheese together as it develops a melting, almost
liquid texture, and also imparts the most striking aromas to the cheese.
An aroma of rubbed pine needles, of Christmas trees, of soft-wood
As the cheese ripens and this unmistakable aroma begins to
develop, a thin rind starts to form – a delicate geotrichum bloom which
breaks down the firm paste of the cheese, giving a creamy texture and
yeasty flavour. Fluffy white molds coat the cheese and act with the
geotrichum to ripen the cheese and also give the rind an undulating or
DIMENSIONS: Approximatally 14" Long x 1" Wide (Please note, these are hand cut, so small variations on length may occur.)
QUANTITY: 6 Cambium Strips
DETAILS: A thin, pliable layer
between the bark and wood of a spruce tree which has been collected by hand. Strips are one time use.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States
RETURN INFORMATION: We are sorry but we cannot accept returns of used equipment. For our full return policy, please click here.
LEARN: For more information on using these spruce strips click here.