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  • Made from unpasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Germany

  • Region: Allagau, Bavarian Alps

  • Type: firm, artisan

  • Texture: buttery and firm

  • Rind: washed

  • Colour: golden yellow

  • Flavour: buttery, fruity

  • Aroma: caramel, herbal, nutty, rich

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Producers: Käsküche Isny

  • Synonyms: Shooting star

Sternschnuppe, meaning Shooting star in German is a firm cheese from Käsküche Isny, in the Allgau region of the Bavarian Alps, Germany. Made using raw cow's milk, the cheese is aged for a minimum of 3 months. During ageing, it is brushed with red wine and herbs that gives a reddish brown rind to the cheese. The roughly textured rind is slightly sticky, while the golden paste is buttery and firm with eyes and fissures spread all over. Sternschnuppe has a mild, pungent aroma, rich, complex and meaty flavour with hints of caramel, nuts and broth.

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