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Vacherin Mont-d’Or Festival

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At the end of September, the Fête du Vacherin Mont-d’Or marks the season start for this soft cheese typical of the Vallée de Joux.

Vacherin Mont-d’Or Festival
Vacherin Mont-d’Or Festival. © Alex Charmey
  • Place

    • Village des Charbonnières
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The history of Vacherin Mont-d’Or AOP (Appellation d’Origine Protégée) is closely linked with that of the village Les Charbonnières in the Vallée de Joux which proudly celebrates this typical cheese every September with the Fête du Vacherin Mont-d’Or.

More than 4,000 people come to this local festival where they can enjoy the Désalpe (celebrating the return of the cows from the pastures to the plains), a local produce market, traditional entertainment and, above all, a chance to taste the first vacherin of the season.

The first cheese to be awarded the AOP label in Switzerland, Vacherin Mont-d’Or is a seasonally produced soft cheese which always comes in its distinctive box made of spruce, giving it its distinctive woody flavour. Connoisseurs enjoy it as it is or baked in the oven, from September to April.

Opening hours

Opening hours
  • The 21 Sep 2019

Good to know

Good to know
    • 9h - 18h Marché des produits du terroir, animations folkloriques
    • 9h30 - 12h Descente des troupeaux
    • 12h Dégustation des premiers vacherins Mont-d'Or AOP et partie officielle
    • 16h Concert au Temple
    • Invité d'honneur 2019: Berner Alpkäse

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Vacherin Mont-d’Or cheese
Vacherin Mont-d’Or cheese. © Swiss Cheese Association
Fête du Vacherin Mont d'Or AOP
Fête du Vacherin Mont d'Or AOP. © BG

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