Vacherin Fribourgeoise is not only for fondue moitié moitié, but it can be enjoyed at a festive apéro. An aged Vacherin (Vacherin Vieux) has bold flavours that can stand up to the brightness and fresh acidity of sparkling white wine.
We recommend the Vacherin Vieux from Fromagerie Caille from the canton of Fribourg, which has a creamy texture and a big, spicy personality. Its thick, leathery rind indicates the cheese has been carefully matured in their cave giving it its aged taste and appearance. We pair this artisanal cheese with the 1617, Bendicht 2018 Lac de Bienne AOC from Johanniter Keller. This sparkling white wine is made with a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Muscat grapes. It has a scent of brioche and bright notes of citrus and white peach that pair nicely with the spicy, bold flavors of Vacherin Vieux. This is a great pairing to give a Christmas toast!