Cheese of the Week: Vacherin du Jura

jura.jpgVacherin du Jura, made only in the Fall/Winer on the French side of the Alps, is an aromatic washed rind cow’s milk cheese. It is a pasturized cheese that smells of earth and mushrooms as it ripens. Secured in spruce bark to keep it formed, when ready you can almost eat it by the spoonful.

Of course, available at the Wine Merchant in Clayton.

Pairings: Beaujolais Nouveau, any BIG red or even Champagne! Any Cote du Jura.

Funny Fact:  Formerly ILLEGAL in the US!