Country of Origin: Switzerland
City / Village: Sarnen
Type of Milk: Cow
Cheese Style: Semi-firm
Flavor Profile: Medium-strong
This is one of the several cheeses we are proud to add to our collection of Swiss cheeses. For some time, we have been hoping to find a source for artisanal cheeses from Switzerland. In 2004 Ihsan, Valerie and Archer visited the cheese festival in Bra and were lucky enough to finally sit down with Konrad Heusser. They tasted more than 20 cheeses with Konrad all washed down with rich amber ales from the nearby British tables. Thus began what has turned out to be a very fruitful relationship. In the winter of 2005, Ihsan took a quick, but valuable trip to Zurich to taste more cheese and to personally select the wheels we would import. The cheeses he selected are all from smaller producers, typically made using uncooked milk from animals that have eaten from the pastures during the warmer months. These cheeses have a flavor that is notably deeper than their more common counterparts.
This raclette is from a small dairy in central Switzerland in the town of Sarnen. It is made using the raw milk from the Brown Swiss breed of cow that graze on high mountain pasture during the warmer months and eat only dried grasses from the same pastures during the colder months. This dairy produces both the traditional round raclette and the more recent innovation in a square shape which prevents waste when grilling the cheese using a raclette machine.
This is a hearty, aromatic melting cheese that is delicious when served with thin sliced bunderfleish, new boiled potatoes and cornichons.
Product ID: 00745
|Price: $18.98 / ½ lb|
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