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Kaltbach Emmentaler AOP

Kaltbach Emmentaler AOP
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  • Made from unpasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Switzerland

  • Region: Lucerne

  • Family: Swiss Cheese

  • Type: semi-hard, processed

  • Fat content: 31%

  • Texture: crumbly, crystalline and open

  • Flavour: nutty, tangy

  • Aroma: nutty

  • Producers: Emmi AG

  • Synonyms: Emmentaler, Emmental

One of the most known Swiss cheeses, Emmentaler cheese is famous for its open texture or 'eyes'. However, Kaltbach Emmentaler AOP is more than just the characteristic holes. It is about the hallmark black-brown rind that develops as the cheese matures for 3 months in the cheese dairy and for more than 300 days in the sandstone caves of Kaltbach. During this maturation process, white crystals and drops of water are formed from the cheese, known as "tears of joy". These "tears of joy" are a sign of quality in the cheese. The cave maturation results in a tangly nutty flavour and crumbly texture, typical of the fine Swiss classic from the caves. This genuine classic cheese tastes delicious with dried apricots, dried fruits, caramelized onions and cornichons. Melt it on potatoes au gratin and flatbread. Try pairing the cheese with Oaked Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Gin.

Kaltbach Emmentaler has won many international awards including bronze and gold at the World Cheese Awards.

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