Browse our great selection of International Gourmet Raw Milk Cheese. A cheese is considered a raw milk cheese when the milk used to produce that cheese, prior to setting the curd, has not been heated above 104°F. According to FDA regulations raw milk cheeses must be aged for 60 days or longer at a temperature of not less than 35°F. Is raw-milk cheese safe, does it taste better – a debate that is not going away any time soon if ever. Some believe that raw milk cheese does taste better; that the complexity of the organisms naturally occurring in raw milk deepens the flavor; that pasteurized cheeses can't really approach that. Others believe that the risk of contamination is too great and that many pasteurized cheeses are excellent and often award-winning while competing head-to-head with their raw milk brothers. The debate rages among cheese gourmands; try some raw milk cheeses and let us know what you think by giving us your opinion in a product review.
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Our Featured Gourmet Raw Milk Cheese
In a moist, chilly remote underground cave in Kaltbach near Lucerne Switzerland, a cheese is maturing into what we know as Cave-aged Gruyere. It is matured for about one year in the sandstone caves and this older gruyere, made from unpasteurized milk, is a step up in flavor compared to the traditional gruyere. This gourmet cheese matures reflecting a densely thick texture cheese.
This Swiss gourmet cheese has a dark rustic, somewhat oily rind that covers a firm, dense textured cheese with salt crystals here and there. It is slightly aromatic with a robust, assertive flavor. It is soft yet firm; the Swiss cheese intense and dignified.
Wonderful served with your favorite red wine, some rustic bread and figs or dates. This is also a great melting cheese, and one that lends itself well to gratins, fondues and soups as it adds more flavor than the traditional shorter aged gruyere. Enjoy this just about any libation; this cheese will rise to the occasion.
We hand-cut and wrap this cheese in wedges of approximately 1 pound and 8 ounces. read more...