Petit Vaccarinus returns!
The date is set: On September 15 the first batches of the Vacherin Mont-d’Or will be released. So customers in the US can order the Petit Vaccarinus from that date on. One week later the official release party will be held around the Lake of Joux. That day the farmers will bring their animals down for the end of transhumance 2018 in the Jura mountains.
The Vacherin Mont-d’Or is not only one of the most searched cheeses, its production is the most meticulously observed and controlled. Beside weekly controls the AOP has introduced a new website based control which is considered the newest step in traceability from production to sales.
Here are the different steps:
Enter date of milk delivery and analysis of the milk
Enter the required data during the production process
Enter the data when the cheese goes into the cellars for affinage
Enter the data during affinage
Verification and control of all the entries before cheese is released