ARTISAN ALPINE CHEESE | MILD HARD CHEESE | FROM THE AUSTRIAN ALPS – 4 months matured
In German language this cheese speciality is called “Bergkäse”.
Our artisan alpine hard cheeseThe Vorarlberger Bergkäse (mountain cheese) is a regional cheese specialty from the Austrian province Vorarlberg. » More info mild (4 months matured in natural cellarThe alpine cheese is best located in a cellar with high humidity. » More info) gets its mild aroma through hand care and very traditional hand-made production – without the use of modern dairy machinery.
The alpine cheese mild is one of the premiumHere in Austria, we call our fresh, natural milk for our cheese production hay milk (hay mild standard) - in Germany it is different. » More info quality hard cheese products of the alpine dairy “Rehmer Sennhus” located in Au at about 800 meters sea level in the Austrian alps.
Thanks to the long storage Bergkäse have an incomparably natural flavour.
With the mild hard cheese with 4 months cheese ripeningAerobic cheese ripening means cheese ripening with oxygen. » More info you hold a special mountain cheese speciality in your hands.
The alpine cheese mild gets its slight-mild-spicy aroma by 100% manual care from our MASTER CHEESEMAKER Hermann Berchtold in the natural cellar.
The alpine cheese rind is maintained or massaged with sodium chloride-free, iodine-free salt and pure, dextrorotatory spring water.
Dairyman Hermann develops a special ambition when it comes to composing new cheese taste sensations respectively new cheese creations. Hermann achieves the special flavours and exquisite taste with some important cheese secrets, such as:
- Cheese wheel storage only on wooden boards in the natural cellar without artificialVegan cheese, analogue cheese, artificial cheese or cheese imitation are food products that resemble cheese cheese when compared to real cheese. » More info air conditioning
- Traditional hand scooped with cheesecloth
- Care without chemical additives
- Use of unpumped hay milkHay milk comes from cows that are fed exclusively with fresh grassland feed, hay and little grain. » More info (no pump machinery for the milkCheese milk is the milk intended for the production of cheese, also with the concomitant use of buttermilk products, cream products, sweet whey, sour whey and whey cream (whey cream) » More info transportation)
- Natural rennetNatural rennet is a mixture of the enzymes chymosin and pepsin, which is obtained from the abomasum of young ruminants in milk-drinking age. » More info
- Iodine-free salt
- Spring water from the Ilga spring
The cheese maturing time of 4 months gives the hard cheese a pleasantly mild cheese flavour. Alpine cheese is generally indispensable as a typical area cheese speciality from the local gourmet kitchen.
Short historical background – traditional alpine hard cheese from the Austrian province Vorarlberg
The Vorarlberger alpine hard cheese “Bergkäse” is a regional speciality that has fans far beyond the borders of the small province on account of its high standards.
Its generic, aromatically fine-tangy cheese taste is developed during a ripening periodThe milk period is also called the lactation period. It is the time when farm animals such as cows, sheep or goats keep milk for milk production. » More info of at least 4 months (till up to 16 months). Bergkäse is a member of the hard cheese family.
Alpine cheese has been produced and matured at alpine and valley dairies in Vorarlberg (our area) since the beginning of the last century. The traditional alpine cheese is made from untreatedThe cheese is made from fresh milk, which was not treated at the beginning of the cheese making process (raw milk). It is almost as it comes from the cow's udder. » More info (non-thermic, pasteurized or centrifugally sterilized) raw milk (hay milk) with at least 45% F.D.M.The F.D.M. value related to dry matter, also depending on the water content of the cheese. The higher the water content (the more watery the cheese) the less dry matter and the less fat the cheese contains. » More info
The characteristics of the alpine hard cheese are decisively influenced by the alpine milk used for its production, its ingredients and taste and consistency, and by the special alpine flora. Through the small-scale farms that supply the raw material, and the alpine dairy tradition, the artisanal production and traditional care of the cheese has been preserved to this day. This results in the special cheese qualityDetecting cheese defects and quality - on the cheese dough. Recognizing cheese defects requires some practice. » More info and long shelf life of the mild alpine cheese.
Cheese holes in mild mountain cheese
The mild mountain cheese has only a few small holes. Bergkäse is a member of the hard cheese family.
The mountain cheese rind
The mild mountain cheese has a dried brown-yellow rind. Inside white to creamy yellow with sporadic, small holes, smell very aromatic fresh.
Mountain cheese storage
Due to the care in the cheese cellar of 4 months , the cheese wheel reaches its unique, mild aromatic cheese taste. The cheeses are well cared and turned twice a week by hand.
Alpine Cheese: Indulgence classification of hard cheese mild
The peculiarity of the mild mountain cheese is its wonderful mild-creamy cheese taste with impressive finish.
Mountain cheese intensity (mild – spicy)
Mountain cheese consistency (soft – hard)
Mountain cheese mature duration (1 – 12 months)
Additional details about the alpine hard cheese – mild taste
Hard cheese mild quality characteristics
|Milk:||100% silo-free hay milk – processedMelting cheese is a proven process to refine and make it more durable. » More info as raw milk|
|Type of cheese:||Hard cheese|
|Mature:||Lactic acid and / or fermentation ripening in the natural cellar|
|Cheese flavors:||mild – slight spicy|
|Mature time:||at least 4 months|
|F.D.M.:||at least 45-52 %|
|FatThe dry matter refers to that portion of the cheese that remains after removal of the water contained. The more water is removed from the cheese, the lower its dry matter and vice versa. » More info abs.:||approx. 33%|
|Allergens:||No other allergenic potential except milk components|
|LactosePeople with lactose intolerance can not or only insufficiently digest milk sugar (lactose or lactose). » More info:||not contained|
|Rennet:||natural, animal rennet from cow|
How can you imagine a hard cheese – mild taste?
|What makes the mountain cheese special – the cheese character?||Due to the production in about 25 small alpine dairies and more than 100 alps in Vorarlberg, the cheese from each facility has its own character. The influence of the cheese, the season, cow feeding, outside temperature, etc., forms this natural product.|
|How does the mountain cheese taste?||Taste is mild to slightly spicy, pleasant lactic acid aroma – depending on age and cheese careTo protect the cheese wheel, it is put into salt bath or turned into dry salt. The salt removes water from the cheese and it dries faster. So the rind is formed. » More info.|
|How is the haptic – how is the cheese dough consistency?||The dough is cut firm to supple|
|How is the colour of the cheese?||Inside ivory to cream yellow, sunny yellow in summer. The cheese has a smeared, dried brown-yellow rind.|
|How does the cheesecake smell?||Odor mildly aromatic, slightly sour.|
|How does the cheeso holes look like?||The approx. pea-sized, round, mostly sparse cheese holesThe large round holes (round holes, fermentation holes) are caused by fermentation gases of bacteria (for example, the propionic acid bacteria in Emmentaler, etc.). » More info are evenly distributed.|
|How is the cheese best enjoyed? The best cheese enjoyment||
|How do you recognize the not optimal cheese maturation – lower cheese quality?||
Proper storage of mild hard cheese
If you want to store large pieces or a whole mountain cheese cheese wheel more than 2-3 weeks, we recommend the use of a tea towel. To do this, take a clean tea towel, soak it in salted water (just add a little salt), squeeze it out and wrap the cheese with the damp cloth. Ideally, this process is repeated every 2-3 days.
If the cheese turns white or stains it is usually the salt or proteinCasein is a constituent of the protein (protein) of cow's milk, which is obtained for cheese production. » More info that crystallizes due to the temperature difference. These places are easy to rub off.
The use of aluminum foil is possible (but we advise against it) if it is supplemented with many small holes because of the air supply.
Marco (verified owner) –
The cheese is worth its euro.
The service, however …. Well.
I waited 11 days to be delivered and then again four days to delivery.
Maybe you should let the customers decide themselves with which parcel company it is sent.
DPD was completely unreliable.
Three times the delivery address approached and finally met on the fourth day.
Receiver was there every day at home.
Hello Marco. Thank you for the rating and the feedback. We have to correct a little bit. Order was made on prepayment on Tuesday 15.5. – on 16.5 was money receipt. We ship only once a week on Tuesday, the orders of the previous week. Therefore on the 21st of May the cut was on the 22nd pick – up by DPD – delivery in Germany on 25.5. DPD took 2 days – that’s fine. Best regards from the Alpen Sepp Team.
Wolfgang Nagel (verified owner) –
Cheese is great, gladly again. Only I’m disappointed, ordered 2 x cheese and got 2 kg of cheese cut into 5 pieces. I just want to crop it myself.
Dear Mr. Nagel. Thank you for your rating and friendly phone call. Mistakes can happen once – in the future we will deliver the 1 kg piece in the whole. Best regards – Your Alpen Sepp Team.
Heinz Merboth –
… great taste, pleasantly mild.
Kaup Elisabeth (verified owner) –
Fine taste, not too salty.
Elisabeth (verified owner) –
This cheese tastes best to us.
Edmund Essl (verified owner) –
Upper Yummy !!
Karin (verified owner) –
The spicy cheese meets all my expectations.
Stefanie (verified owner) –
Super cheese we will always buy again !!!
wittel (verified owner) –
Erwin Gronych (verified owner) –
First order – all ordered cheeses are a great treat – again and again
Börschinger (verified owner) –
Mild spicy mountain cheese. No mass-produced goods.
Karin (verified owner) –
Mild, but still perfect in taste!
In my opinion, unfortunately only average
Gerd (verified owner) –
Super delicious, you taste the pure nature
Uwe R. (verified owner) –
Tastes great after what it is. CHEESE
Sven-Ove Liße (verified owner) –
With each of our orders in the shopping chart. A simply great cheese.
Neurathner Blanka (verified owner) –
Just a poem.
Elisabeth und Claus Thiemicke (verified owner) –
Tastes delicious. Not too spicy and still powerful. We are thrilled and will order more often.
Hella (verified owner) –
A wonderfully aromatic, yet incomparably mild, creamy cheese.
Tastes like cheese must taste!
Franz Riesner (verified owner) –
Hi from Tyrol! We can only say it tastes wonderful and you have two new regular customers. Erika & Franz Riesner.
Nane (verified owner) –
My personal favorite. delicious with baguett to red wine 🙂