Mont d'Or Cheese
Seasonal cheese produced exclusively from September to April in an area delimited by the Doubs river source (village of Mouthe), the Swiss border and the Haut-Doubs area. The Mont d'Or is a creamy and voluptuous cheese. Its appearance is unique. It has a soft, wrinkled golden-orange rind and each wheel is wrapped with a flat strip of resinous, aromatic bark before it is packed in a lidded wooden box.
Usually it is served with a spoon but it is best appreciated when eaten like "Fondue": a glass of white wine is poured in a hole made in its center, the cheese is placed in an oven at low temperature and melts in its wooden box. It is served with potatoes and cold cuts.
Mont d'Or Cheese and Wine
Serve it with Chardonnay or a light Beaujolais to avoid masking of the flavor of the cheese,