The Mont d’Or (1463m) is a typical example of the higher Jura peaks, with a gentle slope on the French side and a cliff on the Swiss side. On the one side, herds of chamois, on the other Montbéliard heifers grazing peacefully.
There could be no better environment for a cow! the Alpine pastures, abounding in large yellow gentians, set around sixty mountain chalets.
Dairy farming has won over the forest here, and has even taken the name of the mountain to give to one of its most famous cheeses, vacherin Mont d’Or.