Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Best Cheese in the World

The cool weather brings a lot of good things, and one of the best of these is the arrival of the vacherin du Mont d'Or in the fromageries of Paris. A raw cow's milk cheese that is wrapped in a band of spruce in Franche-Comté, just on the border of Switzerland. The texture is fantastic and the spruce imparts a woody taste and smell that must be experienced. Unfortunately, the vacherin that gets to the US is, in my experience, very expensive and not even close to what you get in France.

Pictured above is a window full of vacherin at Barthélemy, one of the best fromageries in Paris, 51, rue de Grenelle (7ème).

Bobby Jay

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