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Le Duc Vacherin: (Stage 9, ITT)

Le Duc Vacherin: (Stage 9, ITT)

Hailing from the Franche-Comte region of the Jura Mountains, this Vacherin is the pasteurised version of the famous Mont d’Or of this mountainous region. Matured with a strip of spruce bark, this cheese exhibits rich and lactic flavours with savoury woody undertones.

The best way to enjoy this cheese during the tour is to leave it out from the morning and then in the evening unwrap the plastic surrounding the box and do the following: First cut a couple of slits in the cheese deep enough to penetrate to the middle of the cheese, then either put slivers of garlic or roasted garlic in those holes with some rosemary or thyme. Next pour enough white wine to marinate the cheese but not drown it, usually about 20-30ml is sufficient. Place the lid of the box back on and wrap entire box in foil. Have the oven preheated to 150 degrees and place the box in the oven for approx. 15 mins. To serve, have some grissini wrapped with prosciutto or steamed potatoes, broccoli or cauliflower, or choose your favourite accompaniment for dipping. Enjoy the rich and woody flavours!

Wine Match: 2009 Domaine Rolet Poulsard Old Vines Arbois, Jura


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Taken on July 9, 2012