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18 Month Emmentaler

$35.00 / Lb
18 month emmentaler cheese
18 Month Emmentaler
  • Raw
  • Animal Rennet
  • Age: 18 Months
  • Cow Milk
  • Switzerland
  • Approachable
  • Soft

Forget the everyday deli version that comes to mind when you think of Swiss cheese. This 18-month Emmentaler is in a class all its own. Alpine cows feeding on wild grasses, herbs, and flowers make the milk for this nutty, savory cheese. A hint of salt and a touch of spice will linger on your palate with each bite. It matures for nearly two years, which results in a dense paste more reminiscent of a complex Parmigiano than a slice of sandwich-ready Swiss. A silky bourbon is a perfect complement to this Slow Food Certified cheese.

“Flavorful enough to be enjoyed on its own, I suggest pairing it with sliced pears and walnuts. For the more culinary adventurous, try adding it to your soufflé or use it as the melty cheese to top your french onion soup.”
Murray’s Catering – New York, NY
Cow's Milk, Salt, Rennet, Cultures

Allergens: Milk

  • The famous holes in Emmentaler are caused by pockets of gas that form during the maturation process.
  • This 18-Month Emmentaler is Slow Food Certified, which means its production adheres to specific practices that protect the artisanal nature of the cheese—such as the use of raw milk from local animal breeds as opposed to using more industrialized production methods.
  • The same bacteria that’s used in the maturation process for Gruyere is used in Emmentaler. Though milder in flavor, Emmentaler melts just as well as Gruyere.
  • Emmentaler was named after the region in which it originated, the Emme River Valley or Emmental.
  • This 18-Month Emmentaler is an AOP cheese. AOP stands for “Appellation d’Origine Protégée” or Protected Designation of Origin. This label ensures that the food is made according to its traditions. It has to be produced in a certain region, according to specific processes, and packaged in a specific way.
Gluten Free, Rotational Grazing
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