Section: Family: Semi-Hard Cheese Ref: CHE00046
Appenzeller is one of Switzerland’s great gastronomic treasures. The country’s spiciest cheese has been made by hand in the same way for more than 700 years. The gentle, hilly landscape between Lake Constance and the Säntis massif with its lush, healthy, nutritious herb-filled grass is the secret of the natural raw milk from which Appenzeller is made. The paste is a lemony, aged ivory in colour. It is quite dense and shows infrequent, lentil-sized holes. In the mouth, Swiss Appenzell exhibits a firm yet creamy chewiness of texture – there is no grainy crunch evident. Its sharpness is balanced with creaminess and salty tang, with a persistent nutty finish.