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The Hay Belt, an area that spans Eastern Switzerland, Southern Germany and Western Austrian, is where cheesemaker Albert Kraus grew up on a Brown Swiss cow farm. Today, his brother Xaver runs the family farm and supplies Hofkäserei Kraus with raw milk that is used to make Alp Blossom. An homage to the biodiversity of the flora in the Hay Belt, Alp Blossom is coated in herbs and flowers including cornflower, lavender, marjoram, lovage, and chervil. Utilizing raw, unskimmed milk, the already present floral and herbaceous notes of the cheese are further drawn out by the addition of the rind. The dense, firm paste also has flavor notes of beef, mushrooms, nuts and fruit. Not only beautiful to look at but delicious to eat.

Alp Blossom

Size
  • 13 lbs
Cheese Type
Alpine
Texture
Firm
Milk
Cow
Milk Treatment
Pasteurized
Rind
Rubbed with flowers & herbs
Coagulant
Traditional
Aging
6-8 months
Producer/Affineur
Hofkäserei Kraus/Albert Kraus
Location
Voralberg, Austria
Retail Pack
No