WHAT IT TASTES LIKE: Soft, creamy and very more-ish, hints of meadow flowers and white wine with a woody finish.
WHERE IT COMES FROM: Intensely-flavoured and creamy, Vacherin Mont d’Or is a seasonal mountain cheese, only available from August 15th to March 31st. All summer, Montbeliarde cows have been up in the high pasture producing milk for Comté. When they start coming down to the winter barns and their diet changes, they produce less milk but it’s more fatty. This results in a soft, creamy and rich cheese with a woody finish from the spruce band which holds the oozy paste together. Often eaten baked and runny. Made by Sancey Richard Fromagerie.