Forest smoked is a creamy textured cheese crafted in the French Alps near the lake of Annecy, a region known for its world famous mountain cheese like Raclette or Emmental. Forest is a superb processed cheese that’s slowly cured over natural hickory. The result is a rich, delicate, almost spreadable cheese that’s a delight whether you use it melted or not. Its full flavor is the benchmark for exquisite fondue cheeses. Enjoy it with well chilled, crisp champagne. Forest, with its extra creamy texture and subtle natural smoked taste, is a pasteurized, processed Gruyere style cheese from France. It has the shape and size of a small wheel of Brie and, though it does not qualify as a soft ripened cheese, it has a smooth, creamy, almost spreadable paste and a very understated smoky flavor. It is perfect for fondues and entertaining. Its creamy texture works well with nutty crackers and raw vegetables on a cheese plate.