Vacherin Frigourgeois is an `old fashioned` Vacherin with an uneven, craggly rind and harsh edges. Its taste is grassy, nutty, and with the perfume of fresh-cut hay. The flavors increase when melted.
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.
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
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 .
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.