14 LB WHEEL
Hornkuhkäse is produced in a customs-related village in the Appenzell hinterland. In the Appenzell region meticulous care is taken to ensure that this tradition is not changed and thus falsified.
The cows, which can only be Original Braunvieh or Brown Swiss breeds, proudly present their beautifully maintained and upright horns to the public. Their equally proud owners are also the main owner of Urnäscher Milchspezialitäten AG, which delivers the freshest milk daily to produce the finest Alpenhorn.
These outstanding features regularly distinguish it at international competitions. The highest award so far is the 2nd place title in the World Championships in the USA in 2016.
Gruyere is still made in village dairies using knowledge that has been handed down through generations, and of course through training that cheesemakers now undergo. With a slightly sweet yet meaty flavor, Gruyere is smooth and creamy when young, and develops a more earthy and complex flavor as it ages. In this form the cheese is easier for foodservice to slice and also convenient for small shops to handle.
Gourmino Gruyere is produced by numerous cheesemakers in the Fribourg region of Switzerland banding together in the name of tradition to produce one of the most beloved cheeses of all time. Made from the unpasteurized milk of cows feeding on fresh alpine grasses, aged for 12 months. 2x World Cheese Champion.
It has a round shape with smooth, pink to deep orange, slightly sticky, natural rind. Raclette has a pleasant, nutty, sweet and fruity flavor. The flavor will intensify as this elastic cheese is melted. Raclette is produced in several cantons north of the Alps, and is guaranteed free of additives as it is made in accordance with its original recipe. It is not only a cheese but also a national Swiss dish (Yum!). A full fat, smooth melting cheese with a washed rind. The paste is ivory in color, the flavor is mellow and slightly acidic. The cheese becomes more aromatic with maturity
A cheese inspired by nature and the legendary traditions of Central Switzerland. “Fluehblüemli / Swiss Rockflower” (Primula auricula) are yellow alpine flowers that grow and find their way under humble conditions among craggy limestone rocks. Mainly found along the Swiss Pre-Alp region – also on the slopes of Mountain Dairy Kleinstein’s “home mountain” Pilatus massif – they have delighted many hikers’ hearts. They are signs of the times and recall the legend of the “Wildmannen” who once lived here in caves. Some of them tended to chamois which are the alpine cousin of many goat species. Back then, the chamois fed on these alpine flowers and from their milk they made cheese. When the weather allowed it, the ‘Wildmannen’ went down to the valley to help the farmers with their work. In return, they were rewarded with food and cow’s milk. Thus, they were also able to process this cow’s milk they into cheese. In imitation of the edgy and untamable wild people, Silvio, his father Albert and their team reproduce this cheese. Their mountain dairy Kleinstein is located in the Entlebuch, at the edge of the UNESCO Biosphere, far above the village of Werthenstein.
The raw, robust milk that goes into Appenzeller comes from cows that graze in the lush meadows of the region. Cheesemakers wash each wheel with a secret herbal brine infused with wine, cider and a mixture of herbs, blossoms and other natural ingredients. All of which adds a complex flavor that connoisseurs desire. Appenzeller is noted for its nutty flavor combined with an herbal spiciness, suggesting ginger, black tea and clover.