La Société Fromagre du Livradois

Montboissié du Haut Livradois®

Montboissié du Haut Livradois® cheese is produced in the highest part of the Jura Mountains in the Franche-Comté region. It dates back to the 19th century when producers of Comté decided to make a smaller cheese from the day’s leftover curd for their own consumption. They’d sprinkle the curd with ash to keep the cheese from drying out over night. The next morning, new curds were laid on top of the thin layer of ash and the wheels was pressed and washed with brine to form a protective rind. Today, Montboissié du Haut Livradois® is made from a single milking and the ash is added for purely decorative purposes.

Because it is a washed rind cheese, the aroma of Montboissié du Haut Livradois® is pungent. However, its flavor is surprisingly mild with a supple silkiness that gently cloaks a slightly nutty aftertaste. Its springy yellow-ivory interior houses a complex taste including subtle hints of fruit and fresh hay that pairs well with fruity white wines.

Type of Milk: Cow | Region of Origin: France

  • Melts readily in grilled cheese sandwiches
  • Makes an interesting addition to any cheese board
  • Its pungent flavors are best coupled with mild, slightly warmed bread or crackers
  • Pairs with nuts and grapes
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    Available in these Sizes

    • Montboissié du Haut Livradois® Wedge | 7-9 oz. (random weight)

    • Montboissié du Haut Livradois® Wheel | 14 lb.

    • Montboissié du Haut Livradois® Wheel | 9 lb.