Country of Origin: France Style: Soft Milk: Cow, Unpasteurised Wine Match: Sancerre, Chardonnay, Gewürtztraminer, Champagne
Notes: Extremely rare and highly seasonal, Vacherin Mont d'Or hails from Switzerland on the border of France near the mountain d'Or. Traditionally made with the winter milk of the same cows that produce Gruyere in the summer, this cheese is only available from October until April, making it all the more precious. After aging for two to three months, the cheese forms a crust that encases a soft, creamy texture with small holes throughout the cheese. This cheese provides a mild, rich nutty flavour with a distinctive aroma.