Alp Blossom

$32.00/Lb


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.


Just the Facts

Country
Austria
Region
Voralberg
Milk Type
Cow
Pasteurization
Pasteurized
Rennet Type
Animal
Age
6-8 Months

Pour a glass of...
  • Riesling

    This food-friendly wine ranges from super sweet to quite dry. Acidity, minerality, and aromas of tropical fruit are almost always present.

    Dry: Characterized by bracing acidity and stark minerality. Tropical fruit on the nose, stunningly balanced flavor overall.
    Pair with: This versatile wine works equally well with a fresh chevre (bringing out acidity) as it does a stinker like Willoughby (playing up the sweet/salty contrast).


    Sweet: The other end of the spectrum offers a cloyingly sweet, syrupy wine. Aromas of ripe peaches and tropical fruit dominate, along with floral, perfumed accents.
    Pair with: With something this strong it’s best to contrast the sweetness with something funky or salty: A pungent washed rind like Grayson or a punchy blue like Bleu du Bocage.

  • Rosé

    We love them all! Everything from light, crisp Provence style to deep and fruity Spanish Rosados. Don’t be afraid to enjoy rosé year-round, but we like the summer staple best with refreshing, mild cheeses that are great in warm weather.

    Pair with: Young chevres like Coupole and bloomy rinds like Moses Sleeper for the lighter stuff. A darker, fruitier rosé can stand up to a heavier cheese like nutty Pecorino Oro Antico. Sparkling rosé is a perfect match for Nettle Meadow Kunik.

  • Wheat Beers

    Wheat Beer, Weisse, Hefeweizen, Wit

    Pair with: Bright, tangy goat’s milk cheeses like Westfield Capri and buttery bloomy rinds like Nettle Meadow Kunik.