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Alma Vorarlberger Alpkäse (6-9 months)

  • Made from unpasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Austria

  • Region: Vorarlberg

  • Type: hard, artisan

  • Fat content: 34%

  • Texture: firm

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: yellow

  • Flavour: spicy, strong

  • Aroma: spicy, strong

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Producers: Rupp AG

  • Synonyms: Vorarlberg Alpine cheese 6-9 months

Alma Vorarlberger Alpkäse is a traditionally produced Austrian PDO cheese made from raw cow milk.  The cows graze on pristine alpine meadows during this time to produce high quality untreated raw Alp-hay-milk, which is processed directly to make the alpine cheese. It is manufactured by Rupp AG in Austria and sold under the brand name 'Alma'. The cheese is ripened for six to nine months on pine boards until it develops a strong and spicy alpine cheese flavour. During the maturation process, the cheese loaf is brushed and turned daily by hand on the Alpe with brine.

This celebrated cheese has won many international awards including gold and bronze at World Cheese Awards 2014.

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