Schlossberger (18 months)
Cow's cheese • Hard, Semi-hard • Swiss
£5.75 – £23.00
This raw milk cheese is produced next to the ruins of the Schlossberg Castle in the Emmental Valley, Switzerland. The milk is delivered twice a day from local farmers whose herds graze within 5 miles of the dairy, the 45kg wheels are aged 18-23 months in the caves beneath the castle itself. This mature Schlossberger has pronounced hazelnut flavours and a round buttery finish in the mouth; finding a lovely balance between the umami notes of aged Comte and the sweetness of cave aged Gruyere; firm but creamy, evenly peppered with a crystalline crunch leading into distinct earthy notes at the rind.