How to Prepare Vacherin Mont d'Or

It's dead simple to take your Vacherin Mont d'Or from tasty to mindblowingly ooey-gooey delicious. Here's what we recommend:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F/175C.
  2. Remove the wooden lid and plastic wrap from your Mont d'Or. But leave it in the wooden box.
  3. Place the Mont d'Or in an oven-proof dish and put in the oven for 10 minutes.
  4. At the 10-minute mark, give the surface of the Mont d'Or a little poke with a spoon. If it wobbles like a '80s waterbed, it's ready!
    If it's still a little firm, leave it in the oven for a few more minutes, but watch it closely. By 15 minutes it should reach waterbed wobbly-ness.
  5. When its ready, remove the Mont d'Or from the oven. The rind is not really edible on this cheese, so use a sharp knife and cut an X in the rind on top of the cheese. Carefully peel back the rind and serve!

You can use a spreading knife or spoon to spread your funky, gooey cheese on bread, crackers, potatoes, or cured meats. Or simply dip your accompaniments right into the cheese fondue-style!

Dipping a piece of baguette into a molten wheel of Vacherin Mont d'Or from Switzerland.

If, by some strange miracle, you have some Vacherin Mont d'Or left over, simply cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to a week. You can then reheat to serve again or even grate it over potatoes or roasted vegetables.

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