Le Duc Vacherin 200g - selected by Will Studd


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Le Duc Vacherin is a soft surface-ripened, washed-rind cheese made with cows milk from the Haute Savoie region of France.

Origin: Franche-Comté region, France

Milk: Cow

Rennet Type: Animal rennet

Style:Surface ripened

Classification: Artisan

Shelf Life: 7 - 10 days

Goes well with: White wines of the Jura, Chardonnay, baguette, cornichons, cured meats 

Similar cheeses: Vacherin Mont d'Or, Le Duc Vacherin 200g

Printable Cheese Note

Le Duc Grand Vacherin is a large, soft surface-ripened, washed rind cheese specially made for Will Studd in the Haute Savoie region of France. Based on the famous Vacherin du Haut-Doubs (except available all year and made from pasteurised milk), it is bound with a ring of traditional bark skillfully cut from the local spruce trees during the summer months. Chalky & mild when young, it is best enjoyed close to the use-by date when the smooth pinkish rind starts to ripple & bulge and the inside softens to a rich creamy melt in the mouth texture with just a hint of the forest.

A little history about Le Duc Vacherin

Deliciously soft and fragrant spruce-bark bound cheeses have been enjoyed as a winter treat in the mountains that border France and Switzerland since the Middle Ages. Traditionally, these cheeses were produced when the cows returned from grazing on high-altitude pastures, where their rich milk was used to make huge wheels of cheese. The smaller spruce bound cheeses offered a practical way of using the limited amount of milk available during the winter months.

Serve ripe with a spoon at room temperature, or heat in the box in the oven. Either way, make sure to scrape and eat the cheese closest to the spruce bark strip – it’s the best part!

Will Studd is a world-renowned cheese expert who has selected a range of cheeses based on their provenance, texture, aroma and flavour.

Ingredients: Pasteurised cow's milk, salt, cultures, animal rennet.

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Underwhelming

We heated up these cheese with garlic, red wine, and thyme as instructed but it just didn't do it for us. Bit tasteless still - given the great selection, I'd recommend a different purchase

Le Duc is certainly more mild than the Epoisses you received in the same order. We're sorry it wasn't to your liking. Our cheesemongers look forward to serving you instore with some other cheese more up your alley. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, Mollie

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agnes crastes
Very good cheese with character

i chose a selection of French cheeses to offer them to my son. the delivery was made as planned. the cheeses are very mature and excellent. i recommend Harper & Bloom as a great cheese supplier

Can we just say, you've got great taste in cheese, Agnes. Le Duc Vacherin is a definite winner in our books with its melt-in-the-mouth texture.

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Anonymous
Underwhelming

We heated up these cheese with garlic, red wine, and thyme as instructed but it just didn't do it for us. Bit tasteless still - given the great selection, I'd recommend a different purchase

Le Duc is certainly more mild than the Epoisses you received in the same order. We're sorry it wasn't to your liking. Our cheesemongers look forward to serving you instore with some other cheese more up your alley. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, Mollie

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agnes crastes
Very good cheese with character

i chose a selection of French cheeses to offer them to my son. the delivery was made as planned. the cheeses are very mature and excellent. i recommend Harper & Bloom as a great cheese supplier

Can we just say, you've got great taste in cheese, Agnes. Le Duc Vacherin is a definite winner in our books with its melt-in-the-mouth texture.

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