Vacherin Mont d’Or is only made between the 15th August and 15th March, when the cows have come down the mountain from their high summer pastures, and their milk is too fatty and perfect for making Vacherin. They have a soft, pale brown rind, with deep, wave-like indentations and a yielding texture. They are packed in a circular spruce box, which both flavours the cheese and keeps it in shape (it can be very runny when ripe). The flavour is rich, a little sweet, with grassy undertones.
There are only 11 producers, and our cheeses are made by one of the even fewer small artisan co-operatives. (Most cheese-makers in this area operate as co-ops, and have done for centuries, so that they may pool enough milk from each small mountain farmer to make Comtés, which have sufficient life to be transported to markets far away.)
Unpasteurised Cows Milk, Vegetarian Rennet, Soft Cheese
It contains: Milk
The Longman family have been farmers and farmhouse cheese makers in Somerset for over 200 years. In the 1930’s Great Grandfather, William Longman, expanded the family business of farmhouse cheese making through the partnership system of farming, without losing any of the farmhouse traditions. We’re not just Cheese! Cheese is our passion and we distribute local, territorial and continental cheese, we also supply charcuterie and a wide range of fine foods plus additional dairy products such as milk, cream and our award winning butter. The family is very proud of its total control from the cows in the field to the delivery of the cheese to the customer with the range of Longman cheeses continuing to win many awards. Our approach is to get closer to the customer responding to their needs and requirements. We deliver in our refrigerated fleet of vans and also by haulier nationwide, from our very knowledgeable sales and tele-sales team, to our friendly and helpful delivery drivers. Longmans will meet all your cheese, dairy and fine food needs.Find out more