About: This cheese is coated in a confetti of dried edible flowers and herbs from the surrounding Alpine Mountain meadows. Five pound wheels are aged 6 months, producing a rich, creamy flavor.
Country of Origin: Austria
Animal of Origin: Cow
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
Replaces: gruyère or swiss
WHERE TO FIND
Store: Whole Foods, Specialty Cheese Shops (I found mine at Wegman’s)
HOW TO STORE
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; mild
- floral aroma
- The holes in Swiss or mountain-type cheeses are called “eyes”. The bubbles form as a result of carbon dioxide gas produced by bacteria in the cheese.
- 34 different species of herbs and flora are found in the Alpine Mountain meadows. This cheese features 13.