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Vacherin Fribourgeois

Vacherin Fribourgeois Extra

Country: Switzerland
Region: Fribourg
Texture: Semi-firm
Type of Milk: Cow
Aging time: At least 6 weeks
Pasteurized: No

Vacherin Fribourgeois is a Swiss AOC cheese from the Fribourg region of Switzerland. It is a semi-firm cows milk mountain cheese. Its texture is somewhat elastic with a straw colored pate and a rich, nutty flavor. It can replace the traditional Swiss mountain cheeses for fondue recipes but is also an ideal table cheese. There are six classifications of this cheese:

1) Classic - aged: 6-12 weeks
2) Extra - aged: at least 12 weeks
3) Rustic - aged: 12-25 weeks
4) Alpage - aged: 12-25 weeks
5) Mountain - aged 9-25 weeks
6) Bio (Organic) - aged at least 9 weeks - A website devoted to cheese education
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