Le Duc Vacherin 200g – Selected by Will Studd
Le Duc Vacherin is a soft surface ripened, washed rind cheese specially made for Will Studd in the mountains of the Franche Comte 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 tress 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. Click here for the Baked Le Duc Vacherin recipe.
A little history
The Perrin family make cheese at their dairy high in the mountains of the Franche-Comte region of France to traditional French recipes. Historically this cheese would be made at the end of the season, during autumn and winter when the weather was colder. Instead of taking their milk to the local Comte co operative, smaller soft cheeses were made at home instead. The spruce bark was introduced to prevent the cheese from cracking & collapsing as it matured.
Goes well with:
White wines of the Jura
Vacherin Mont D’or, Fromager des Clarins
Will Studd is a world renowned cheese expert who has selected a range of cheeses based on their provenance, texture, aroma and flavour.
- Cheese Type: Washed Rind White Mould
- Country: France
- Milk Type: Cow
- Pasteurisation: Pasteurised
- Rennet Type: Animal Based
- Classification: Artisan