When you like the traditional Emmental, but wouldn't mind a little more kick in your cheese, this cave-aged version may just be the cheese for you. A year long maturation in the Kaltbach caves near Lucerne creates a gourmet Emmental cheese that is a little denser, a little more flavorful, and as a result of the longer aging process, embedded with tiny flecks of salt crystals.
The flavor is still an Emmental, but then stronger, also a little bit aromatic, but a great cheese is you want a more than mild cheese fondue or cheese sauce. This AOC Emmental received a Gold Medal in the World Cheese Awards in 2010.
Combine the cheese with dried fruits, a Zinfandel and serve it on rustic crackers that don't overpower the cheese.
We hand-cut and wrap this cheese in wedges of approximately 1 pound and 8 ounces.
Ingredients:cultured milk, nonfat milk, salt enzymes.