Vacherin Mont-d'Or AOP
Vacherin Mont-d'Or AOP is the distinctive soft cheese speciality from the Vaud town of Jura. It has been lovingly produced by hand in the Vallée de Joux for over 100 years. It is then matured in traditional affinage cellars to develop its delicate, mild flavour. The local firwood belt lends the cheese its typically exquisite trace of tannin. Vacherin Mont-d'Or AOP was originally produced between October and spring, because there used to be a lack of milk prior to this due to the production of the large Gruyère wheels. This then became tradition. Nowadays, it is produced from the end of September to April.
Thermised cow’s milk
Vacherin Mont-d’Or AOP is made from thermised cow’s milk. Thermisation (heating) is a gentle procedure which retains the natural qualities of the unpasteurised milk while considerably improving its bacteriological conditions.
The delicately melting, creamy quality is best enjoyed eaten from a spoon at room temperature. Gourmets love Vacherin Mont-d’Or AOP and enjoy it as an excellent dessert cheese or heated in the oven and served warm alongside new potatoes or crunchy bread.