Mont d’or is a rich, unctuous cheese that is heated in the oven in it’s box until melted and bubbly. Like it’s cousins, fondu and raclette, it’s eaten with baguette, cornichons, charcuterie and sometimes small, boiled potatoes. If you’d like to see how it looked before we ate it, click on the link above 😀
Mr. Parret told me about this cheese over coffee last week. I’ve had fondu and raclette but had never heard of Mont d’or. He promised to bring some over for lunch on Friday if I would invite our very friendly and chic neighbors, Bertrand and Caterina. They are both doctors and will make house calls 🙂 We, of course, were happy to share a meal and conversation with them.
I don’t want to name any names are anything, but M. Parret was late. In addition, he had not heated the cheese which takes about 40 minutes! Thank God for the charcuterie, cornichons, olives and roasted peppers.
By the time the cheese was heated, I served it and forgot to take a picture. It was delicious. I stopped sniping at M. Parret and served the salad 🙂
I’d like to say that I made this gorgeous pear torte, but too many people know me and probably would comment. I bought it at the bakery where we get our daily baguette 🙂