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.