Le Duc Grand Vacherin is a large, soft surface-ripened, washed-rind cheese made with cows milk from the Haute Savoie region of France. Purchase a wheel of Le Duc Grand Vacherin and receive a FREE Will Studd branded Opinel Pocket knife.
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!
Opinel No8 -This beech handled cheese knife is Opinel’s traditional pocket knife, making a beautiful addition to any cheese board or plate. Opinel knives are renowned for quality and are one of the best folding knives in the world. Founded in 1890 in the Savoie region of France, their philosophy is: ‘Good sense, the feeling of comfort when gripped, the convenience of being able to put it in your pocket’.