L'Edel de Cleron is a pasteurized version of the famous French cheese Vacherin Mont D’or which is illegal in the United States due to the laws regarding pasteurized cheese. Produced in the Franche-Comte region of France, l'Edel de Cleron is a cow's milk cheese that is bound by a strip of spruce bark that not only helps the cheese retain its shape, but also gives it a rustic aroma. Sometimes this cheese is referred to as “faux Vacherin”. It has a bloomy rind with a creamy interior that becomes more woodsy and mushroomy in flavor and aroma as you get closer to the rind. The cheese is best eaten when it’s ripe and the interior is runny and needs to be eaten with a spoon.