Vacherin Mont D’Or & Los Espinos Sauvignon Blanc
Only available in the winter months, Vacherin Mont D’Or is an absolute essential at Christmas! Its full and creamy flavour, paired with its melting and voluptuous texture makes it a wonderfully satisfying indulgence on a cold winter’s evening.
Vacherin is made on the Swiss side of the Jura Mountains from the pasteurised milk of the Montbeliarde cow. Not only does its circular spruce box help maintain the shape of the almost-liquid cheese interior but it adds to the sweet but piney undertones in the flavour. In fact, the cheese is initially wrapped in slices of hand cut spruce bark and later matured on spruce shelves. Our Vacherin, from Mons Cheesemongers, is matured in the Mons caves. The cheese is truly cared for at this stage whilst it’s finished and washed in their rind rooms.
An ideal cheese for sharing, Vacherin Mont D’Or can be enjoyed at room temperature and is traditionally eaten with a spoon or baked in its box. Serve it fondue-style with warm new potatoes or crusty bread and a chilled glass of Los Espinos Sauvignon Blanc, a refreshing and aromatic white wine. From Central Valley, Chile, it’s packed with citrus flavours with a touch of exotic guava.
A bottle of Los Espinos and a wheel of Vacherin Mont D’Or is only £18 in the Delicatessen throughout December.