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Vacherin Mont d’Or

Vacherin Mont d’Or

Vacherin Mont d’Or

(0.50 kg)

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Only made seasonally (in the winter) Vacherin Mont d'Or is hedonistic: powerful, rich and often running out of the box!

The Vacherin Mont d’Or selected by The Courtyard Dairy is made by one of the most outstanding producers in the region – Sancey-Richard – and then extra-aged to only be sold at 8 weeks old for it's unctuousity and rich, piney flavours to develop fully.
This cheese originates from the Mont d’Or in France (and is also known as Vacherin du Haut Doubs or Mont d’Or).  As the summer comes to an end and the air gets cooler, the cows come down the mountain and their milk becomes fattier and reduces in quantity.  These changes mean making Comté (a hard aged cheese) becomes difficult.  Hence, traditionally, a soft, rich, quick-ripening small cheese is made.  To this day the cheese can only be made seasonally between 15th August and 15th March.

Vacherin Mont d’Or uses the fattier, richer milk.  The cheese is encircled in spruce bark (to prevent it collapsing), which imparts a resinous flavour.  Washed frequently for three weeks, it is then crimped into a box, forming its wrinkly rind.  Sold generally from eight weeks onwards, it is rich and hedonistic.  Vacherin Mont d' Or is often baked till it is warm and runny, but it also enjoyed spooned straight out of the box (which is how the locals prefer it!).

The Courtyard Dairy has a strong relationship with cheese-maker Sancey-Richard and MonS, because the quality of their milk, cheese-making and ageing surpasses that of other Vacherin producers, to give an amazing depth of flavour - if you are based outside the UK it is worth searching out where to buy Vacherin Mont d'Or that is made by Sancey Richard as their cheese is truly special.

Find out more about what makes Sancey Richard's Vacherin Mont d'Or so special at: Making Vacherin Mont d'Or: Andy's visit to producers Sancey Richard.

This product will have two weeks shelf life from the date of delivery.  

Nutritional Data (typical values, per 100g):
Energy 1627kj/389kcal
Fat 32g
(of which saturates) 21g
Carbohydrates 4g
(of which sugars) <1g
Fibre <0.1g
Protein 7g
Salt 1.8g

Weight: 1 x 450g cheese.

Delivery Details

FREE DELIVERY OVER £55, otherwise £5.95



Shipping Facts

Orders are dispatched Monday to Thursday. However, due to courier capacity dispatch may be within 2 days of placing your order.

Minimum Order Details

There is no minimum order.

Additional Delivery Facts

Unfortunately we are unable to send goods to the following postcodes: AB31-56, BT1-94, FK17-21, GY1-10, HS1-9,IM1-9, IV1-63, JE1-5, KA27-28, KW0-17, PA20-78, PH15-50, TR21-25, ZE1-3.

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01729 823291

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The Courtyard Dairy

Award wining purveyors of world cheeses, their extensive range have been aged to perfection, then hand-cut at the shop. You might occasionally find the same cheese available elsewhere, but we doubt they will taste as good – cheeses matured by The Courtyard Dairy taste simply amazing


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