Petit Sapin is a wonderful pasteurized cow's milk cheese made in the style of a Vacherin Mont d'Or by Jean Perrin, a well known and highly regarded cheesemaker in the Franche-Comte region of France.
Cheeses are presented in a wooden box and are encircled with a strip of Spruce bark that helps to hold the cheese together and imparts a delightful, woodsy and nutty flavor to the cheese. This should not be removed when serving the cheese.
The texture of Petit Sapin is smooth, silky and buttery, with distinct aromas of sweet cream.
Flavors are of almonds, vanilla, clean cellar and milk. A very pleasant clean finish.