Vacherin is a seasonal soft cheese, usually available October to January. The day Vacherin is available is an early Christmas for cheesemongers! Decadent, creamy and full of flavour.
Flavour Profile: This spruce wrapped brie is bloomy, creamy, mellow and buttery. It comes with all the classic brie flavours but with a slightly more acid flavour.
Drink Pairing: Best had with a bubbly or red depending on your preference
About the Maker: Hennart are a family run cheesemakers, now in its third generation. Based in France, they’ve been making cheeses as early as the 1920’s and have been exporting them to select countries for the last 40 years.
How to Enjoy: Hennart would say this is best enjoyed in a fondue style… we agree! BUT this is a phenomenal cheese that deserves its own platform… it’s one for the books and a sure to be favourite for soft cheese lovers!
A mini version of the phenomenal Vacherin Mont D’or. From the brie family, Vacherin MOnt D’or is a seasonal cheese made when the cows come lower down the mountain making the milk fattier, thicker and making for a richer and creamier cheese.
Like most bries, this is a rich cheese with a smooth flavour, as it’s made from pasteurised cow’s milk, it offers a full-flavoured and slightly acidic taste. To make things interesting, this cheese becomes almost liquid after maturation.