Herve is a Belgian soft cheese with washed rind produced from raw or pasteurised cow's milk. It is named after the ancient town of Hevre, which is at the centre of Pays de Herve – the geographical area of production and ripening of the cheese. The aging process traditionally takes place in the ripening cellars of the Herve countryside, during which the cheese becomes homogeneous, firm and oily with a glossy, orange-brown rind. It is usually shaped into a brick when sold. The flavour is mature and the degree of ripeness weakens towards the centre. When young, Herve is sweet and becomes spicy as it ages. Since it is fully flavoured, it is usually eaten with dark breads and beers. It is one of the most popular cheeses of Belgium.


3 ratings

Thierry Wasserman

3 months ago

Munster-like. A bit sweeter and saltier. Really good. Cube shape is not conventional.

Axel Tanaka

8 months ago

Beer washed cheese, obviously best when made with raw milk. A well refined one will be very sticky on the crust and creamy on the inside. Bitter aftertaste that may not be of the liking of some people, but I must say I love it.


a year ago

Good taste but unfortunately too salty for me

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