About: This semi-hard cheese is coated in a confetti of 13 difference dried edible flowers and herbs from the surrounding Alpine Mountain meadows. Five pound wheels from the milk of animals who have grazed in high mountain pastures are aged 6 months, producing a rich, creamy, and floral flavor.
Country of Origin: Austria
Animal of Origin: Cow
Nutrients: calcium • magnesium • protein • vitamin A, B2, B12 • zinc
Benefits: keeps your bones strong • supports the nervous and immune system • regulated blood sugar • helps build muscle • good for the thyroid
Ingredients: pasteurized cow’s milk • salt • cornflower • marigold • rose petals • lavender • parsley • rosemary • garlic • savory • sea salt • onion • oregano • paprika • galangal • black pepper • cultures • animal rennet
Substitutes: Gruyère or Swiss cheese
Store: I found mine at Wegman’s, but you’re most likely to find it at select Cheese Shops
Online: Amazon • Baldor • Murray’s Cheese
Make Your Own (via Cheese Making Supply Co.), after forming and pressing, coat the wheel in a mixture of dried flowers and herbs.
Serve: Slice into wedges and assemble on a cheese platter, or shred on a box grater to add to dishes
Storage: Wrap tightly in plastic wrap; for even better results, wrap first in wax or parchment paper and then cover with plastic wrap before refrigerating. Will last 3 to 4 weeks.
Taste & Texture: mellow • floral • creamy • buttery • nutty • grassy • barnyard-y
Suggested Uses: use in quiches or omelettes • add to grilled cheese and other sandwiches • use in mac & cheese • add to savory baked goods
Fig & Apricot Snack (via Cabot Cheese)
Alpine Cheese Fondue (via Today)
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What do you know about Alp Blossom Cheese?
And tastes good if you like funky cheese!
I bought some at DiBruno Bros in Philly. It’s a bit pricy but very very good. I asked the Cheese Monger for something not hard, not soft and nutty and this is what he gave me. Encouraged me to eat the rind as well. Good stuff!
Hi Pete, so glad you found some! It is pricy, but so worth it…especially for a special occasion. That rind is a showstopper for cheese boards. You can really taste the grass and the flowers!
I bought this and I guess mine was bad, because there was nothing good or floral about it. The smell was so atrocious, I couldn’t even bring myself to taste it. My husband and I nicknamed it “ass cheese” because that’s exactly what it smelled like.
Haha! Thanks for your honest feedback, Holly. Alp Blossom is definitely pungent. It’s got that barnyard aroma not many consider pleasant. I’m sorry you and your husband weren’t a fan, maybe try grating and mixing it in with another cheese so it’s more palatable!