Tuesday, March 3, 2015

FRENCH CONNECTION PART 1: MONT D'OR #TRAVELFEATURE


Calling all cheese lovers out there. You haven't had cheese until you've had this.

On my recent trip to France, I had the great pleasure of trying out a cheese I had never had before- MONT D'OR- a French raw cow's milk cheese that is only available basically when the weather is cold. You start seeing it in the shops around September- October and it slowly becomes more and more scarce after March as the weather gets warmer.

Cheese laws are apparently getting stricter and it's not very common to find cheese ripened in wood, but Mont D'Or is protected and allowed to ripen for three weeks in spruce containers.

It's easy to cook at home and even easier to eat. It's cooked in the oven until liquid and almost sludgy- i know that sounds gross but trust me- all you need is this and a baguette- for the rest of your life.

I highly doubt we will ever see Mont D'or here in Manila (If anyone knows where please let me know ASAP!) but here's a recipe you can use if you ever get to try it.

Ingredients:

1 500g Mont D'Or
1 clove garlic, sliced thinly
1/4 cup white wine

How to:


  • Cut a few slits into the cheese. Fill with garlic.
  • Pour wine over the cheese.
  • Bake in oven for about 30 minutes or until cheese is liquid with a crusty top.
  • Serve with sliced baguette.
  • Don't Share.

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