The cheese is produced in heart-shaped forms, 11 cm (4.3 in) across, weighing about 250 g (9 oz), with a weight content of 23% of fat. Guerbigny is similar to a French Munster, though resembling a Rollot in appearance.
The cheese gets its name from the village of Guerbigny, which is located in the Somme. It is sometimes called Cœur de Marie (literally, "Marie's heart") for an unknown reason, which justifies the heart shape. Only one family continues the production of this cheese, although they cannot sell it, and are trying to obtain the approval from the sanitary authorities to do so.