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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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Sep 14
Why is Vacherin Mont d' Or is only available for a limited time each Winter? Find out why at: thecourtyarddairy.co.uk/blog/the-histo… pic.twitter.com/gUy0SOlxOI
Aug 20
#WOTD Today's word: vacherin: a soft French or Swiss cheese made from cows' milk #spellingbee @ScrippsBee pic.twitter.com/3KD08rdXMK
Jul 04
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Jul 03
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Jun 25
New cheese for the board @the_granville courtesy of Hampshire cheeses. Almost vacherin like, beautiful! pic.twitter.com/hiKagKUAYX
May 12
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Apr 07
Not a particularly healthy or nutritious lunch, buy so so tasty! Baked Vacherin Mont D'Or #cheese pic.twitter.com/IQTlAqWSfZ
Mar 27
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Mar 21
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Mar 05
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Mar 02
Caerphilly cheese in honour of St David's Day. Now debating our favorite cheeses. Mine's Vacherin. What's yours? pic.twitter.com/90LrvDDg2r
Mar 01
Vacherin d'Or baked cheese with garlic & Crisp Bakes - try it while it's in season - delicious! 👍 pic.twitter.com/WvnKxSONek
Feb 25
The cheese counter is looking nice and full! Treat yourself to some seasonal Vacherin, only available until March! pic.twitter.com/Lk2DtbUPEn
Feb 16
Check @YoavPerry's version of Vacherin Mont d'Or. Possibly hardest cheese to make. Genius cheese maker! #ArtisanGeek pic.twitter.com/46pDSCmknV
 
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