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- Animal Rennet
- Age: 18-24 Months
- Cow Milk
L’Evitaz is an Alpine cheese from Switzerland that boasts a distinct fruitiness and notes of roasted hazelnuts. Cheesemakers in the Alps craft this cow’s milk cheese using the same traditional methods first used to make Gruyère. They hand-stir raw cow’s milk in copper vats over open flames to form large wheels of cheese that are distinguished by their complex flavor--a mix of caramel, pineapple, sweet grass, and floral undertones. Serve L’Etivaz with rustic snacks like Murray’s Genoa Salami and Trois Petits Cochons Cornichons.
- Our L’Etivaz is aged for a minimum of two years and is specifically made in the Pays d’Enhaut region of the Western Alps.
- It’s made using the same traditional cheesemaking process first used for Gruyère over 100 years ago. When the Swiss government changed the regulations on Gruyère making in the 1930s, a group of Gruyère producers formed a cooperative to begin producing L’Etivaz.
- L’Etivaz is made only during the summer, and the cheese is formed using traditional copper cauldrons heated over open wood fires.
- L’Etivaz has a more complex, bold, and nuanced flavor than Gruyère.