Alp Blossom Cheese
This stunner from Bavaria is made by Albert Kraus from Hofkaserei Kraus. A firm cheese with notes of buttered, roasted chicken, it's hand-coated with colorful Alpine flowers. Truly a must-try.
Alp Blossom celebrates the diversity of the Alpine flora throughout the Hay Belt, an area that spans Eastern Switzerland, Southern Germany, and Western Austria. Produced and aged at Hofkaserei Kraus in Bavaria, Germany, the cheese is aged to about 7 months before the cheese is covered in a combination of dried edible flowers & herbs pulled from the surrounding Alpine meadows. The flowering of each wheel is entirely done by hand. Dense, semi-firm texture with herbaceous aromas permeating the cheese. Albert Kraus has been producing cheese from the best Allgau milk in the Ebersbach dairy since March 1999. This raw milk comes from two traditional farms located within 5km of the dairy, which are run by his brother Xavier Kraus and by Albert's neighbor. Every day, the milk of the two Brown Swiss herds is delivered to the dairy, which produces different Alpine-style cheeses, with age profiles ranging from 3 to 18 months. Try this versatile cheese any time of year: in cold weather, outside on a summer day, or as the flowery centerpiece on a spring-themed cheese board. Try it with full-bodied white wines like Gewürztraminer or Riesling, or even a floral cup of tea! Excellent with fruit jams, cured meats, and bread, the cheese is flavorful enough to savor alone.
|Unpasteurized cow's milk, salt, cornflower, marigold, rose, lavender, parsley, rosemary, garlic, savory sea salt, onion, oregano, paprika, cultures, rennet.
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