Appenzeller is a semi-hard mountain gourmet cheese that looks a little like Gruyere but is sharper and has a more pungent farmyard aroma and a distinctively fruity taste, which lingers for a while on the palate.
Originally from the canton of Appenzell in the Swiss mountains, close to Austria; it is now also manufactured in other areas. Small brown Swiss cows graze on the rich pasture of the alpine forelands and the milk they produce is made into a delicious and full flavored Swiss gourmet cheese, of which the recipe is still kept a secret.
Appenzeller's maturation time is 7 to 12 months and usually peaks at around 9 months. Appenzeller has a characteristic light tan color, which comes from continuous brushing with a special mixture of herbs, wine or cider and salt. Try some now and find out why it is considered an excellent Swiss gourmet cheese.
We cut and wrap this cheese in wedges of 1 pound and 8 ounces.
This item is perishable and will require an insulated shipping container and freeze packs and must ship by shipping methods taking a maximum of two days.
Ingredients: Cultured milk, salt, enzymes.