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Vacherin

The history of making Vacherin dates back to around 200 years, but only since 1981, it has been controlled officially. Swiss people call this soft, washed-rind cheese as Vacherin du Mont d'Or, in France it is called Vacherin du Haut Doubs (or just Vacherin in local shops).

Vacherin is made from pasteurized cow’s milk, which offers full-flavored and slightly acidic taste. Cheese becomes almost liquid after maturation. It has a grayish-yellow blanched rind which has to be removed before eating it. This rare and luxury cheese is eaten like a Fondue. Vacherin is produced only during 15th August to 31st March. The cheese tastes delicious with wines such as Beaujolais Nouveau, Côtes du Jura and Champagne. It comes in a various shapes enclosed with a strip of spruce bark.

  • Made from cow's milk
  • Country of origin: France and Switzerland
  • Region: Jura
  • Synonyms: Mont d'Or, Vacherin Mont d'Or, Vacherin du Haut-Doubs
  • Type: soft, artisan
  • Fat content: 45-50%
  • Texture: spreadable
  • Rind: washed
  • Color: pale yellow

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Mar 05
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Feb 25
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Dec 25, 2013
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Dec 23, 2013
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Dec 21, 2013
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Dec 21, 2013
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Dec 19, 2013
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Dec 19, 2013
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Dec 17, 2013
Do you want an easy, delicious, fondue this holiday? Vacherin Mont-d'or is a special cheese to taste and share! pic.twitter.com/6e4L4Unls6
Dec 12, 2013
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Dec 02, 2013
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