The Jura or Franche-Comté: call it what you will, these rugged, river-crossed mountains bordered by Switzerland to the east and Burgundy to the west, are one of France's best-kept secrets. Had Steven Spielberg given the matter some thought, he could have--maybe should have--shot Jurassic Park in Franche-Comté. For it was here, some 260 million years ago, that the geological upheavals that wracked our planet for 45 million years reached the most violent pitch. Read
LOCAL FOODS The Cheeses of Jean Perrin
Learn about the cheese-making methods of the Jean Perrin cheeses made in the Franche-Comté region. These cheeses are circled with a round with various tree barks and aged in mountain vaults in order to produce exquisite flavors.