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.
Tete de Moine (literally Monk`s Head) is a cylindrical cheese with a smear rind and is semi-hard. This cheese is not cut but shaved with a girolle into rosette shaped slices. These are best produced when the cheeses come stright from refrigeration. Tete de Moine can be enjoyed with an apertif, as dessert cheese, or just a snack.
Presenting: an alpine cheese to make hay for. Inspired by its home in Western Austria`s `Hay Belt,` Senneri Huban coats this wheel in a mix of local flora, including marigold, rose petals, lavender, and chervil. This brings a slight pastoral sweetness to a cheese that is big in beefy and umami flavors, but not so overpowering that you only want a slice or two. In fact, you might find it difficult to step away from this cheese. That is, if you can find it in yourself to cut into its stunning exterior.
Matured to perfection, Cave Aged Emmental is a special taste experience! Unlike traditional Emmental (also known as Swiss cheese), this one has a dark brown rind and a unique, nutty, full-flavored taste. Made in massive 200 pound wheels from pure, unpasteurized cow`s milk, this special `Swiss` is aged for at least twelve months in sandstone caves deep below the Santenberg in the Canton of Lucerne. Using ancient techniques, a constant temperature and humidity can be achieved in the caves all year round, ensuring perfect development of every cheese .
Emmenthal (also called Swiss Cheese) is known for its grand size and its handmade quality. The Emmenthal cheese-making process is an old tradition, using pure cow`s milk and a maturation period of at least four months. This process allows the rind to develop in an entirely natural manner, enclosing an ivory-colored, mild, slightly nutty-tasting cheese with cherry- sized holes. Emmenthal from Switzerland is a delicacy on every cheese platter, a popular dessert cheese, and is a perfect melting cheese for warm dishes.