Artisan emmental cheese | hard cheese | mild taste – Emmentaler

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Facts box about cheese from Alpen SeppOur emmental cheese speciality gets its intense and complex aroma through daily fresh hay milk, manual care by hand and special storage in the natural cheese cellar. Artisanal small scale manufacturing process.

Basic price: € 24,75/kg



In German language called Emmentaler.

Let yourself be surprised. The premium emmental cheese from our Austrian alpine region will spoil you with its mildly, nutty & very fruity complex flavour. Discover with this emmental cheese outstanding alpine quality without a tone of acidity taste.

With the cheese speciality Emmentaler of our alpine dairy, you hold a particularly middle-spicy type of semi hard cheese in your hands. Thanks to the many years of experience of our cheesemakers and the manual care and maturation of the giant wheels, result is a gourmet product of the highest quality.

The giant wheels with about 80 kg and the typical large walnut-sized cheese holes give this semi-hard cheese its typical, external recognition image.

During ripening, the big wheels are stored at 22 °C and turned frequently by hand. Only so the beautiful big emmental holes are being developed in the cheese dough and the sweetish, hearty, nutty aroma comes out.

Explanation for the large cheese holes: The natural fermentation (fermentation by the propionic acid bacteria which attach to the fat content of hay milk) produces carbonic acid gas, which collects in various places in the cheese dough – without being able to escape. These places form the famous holes in the cheese wheel.

According to the old cheese tradition, this fine cheese specialty is made from daily fresh hay milk and prepared following a special recipe, then lovingly cared for during the 10-week maturing period. Only then does he taste how spoiled palates like him.

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While silage-free raw milk (so-called hay milk) has to be used in our alpine region in Vorarlberg, in other countries thermally treated (pasteurized) milk is also used for cheese production.

For one kilogram emmental cheese, arround twelve liters of fresh hey milk are needed.

The shape of the cheese holes can give an indication of the quality of the maturity. If the emmental holes are not round, but extremely oval and alternately very small or large, may indicate a faulty cheese ripening. Such a badly matured emmental cheese often tastes bitter or unpleasant

Cheese holes in emmental cheese

Typical for the emmental cheese are its large holes and its special aroma. The characteristic holes of the emmental cheese are formed during the ripening process.

The emmental cheese rind

The cheese rind is golden yellow – darker with increasing age. In cave-aged emmental cheese is dark brown to black and covered with a patina.

Storage and maturation of emmental cheese

The heavy emmental cheese wheels are made from hay raw milk are stored during maturation at 22 ° C – turned by hand frequently. This can take up to 18 months and longer. The longer the emmental cheese is stored, the stronger is its flavor.

Indulgence classification of artisan emmental cheese

The special feature of this semi-hard cheese is the special taste due to propionic acid fermentation. Bacteria ferment carbohydrates or lactic acid (lactate) into propionic acid, acetic acid and carbon dioxide.

Emmental cheese intensity (mild – spicy)


Emmental cheese consistency (soft – hard)


Emmental cheese ripening duration (1 – 6 months)

4 months in cheese cellar

Additional details about the artisan emmental cheese

Artisan emmental cheese quality characteristics

Milk: 100% silo-free hay milk – drawed by hand
Type of cheese: Semi-hard cheese
Mature: Propionic acid fermentation in the tempered cheese cellar
Cheese flavors: mild rich taste
Mature time: at least 4 months
F.D.M.: at least 45 %
Fat abs.: approx. 30 %
Allergens: No other allergenic potential except milk components
Lactose: not contained
Rennet: natural, animal rennet from cow
Salt: iodine-free salt

How can you imagine a artisan emmental cheese taste?

What makes the emmental cheese special – the cheese character? While silage-free raw milk (so-called hay milk) has to be used in our country, other countries also use thermally treated (pasteurized) milk for cheese production. For a kilogram of Emmentaler, about twelve liters of milk are needed.
How does the emmental cheese taste? Slightly sweetish, walnut flavor
How is the haptic – how is the cheese dough consistency? Very supple “long” cheese dough; firm and tender melting
How is the colour of the cheese? Golden yellow – darker with age.
How does the cheesecake smell?
  • The longer the Emmentaler stores, the stronger its aroma becomes.
  • Very long matured Emmentaler can form salt crystals in their holes.
How does the chees holes look like? Big, typical holes with a shiny surface
How is the cheese best enjoyed? The best cheese enjoyment With bread, as an addition to a good Käsknöpfle- cheese mixture, for gratinating, this cheese is universally applicable
How do you recognize the not optimal cheese maturation – lower cheese quality?
  • The shape of the holes can give an indication of the quality of the maturity.
  • Are the Emmentaler holes not round, but extremely oval, and alternately very small or large, can be closed on a Fehlreifung.
  • Such a matured Emmentaler tastes partly bitter or unpleasant.

Proper storage of emmental cheese

If you want to store large pieces or a whole emmental 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 protein 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.

No bread contact – yeasts

Please never place the cheese on boards, wood, documents, etc., where bread used to be. The yeast residues of the bread quickly make the cheese moldy.

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Alpen Sepp



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Type of cheese

Traditionally hand-made Austrian hard cheese from silage-free raw milk (hay milk)


Cow's milk, cheese-making, natural lab, iodine-free table salt

Kind of cheese

Name of cheese

Emmental cheese

Storage conditions

Store refrigerated at +4 ° C to +8 ° C

Taste Intensity




Nutritional value artisan emmental cheese

Allergen labeling and nutritional value table – according to the LMIV (EU No. 1169/2011).
100 grams of cheese contain:

F.D.M. approx. 55 %
Nutritional value 419 kcal/1739 KJ
Fat 35 g
of it saturated 23 g
Carbohydrates 0 g
of which lactose <0,1 g*
Protein 27 g
Salt 0,6 g

*Cheeses containing less than 0.1% lactose are defined as lactose free!

Frequently asked questions from our customers

  • Do I get the fresh alpine cheese delivery to the gram exactly?
    Naturally. But as the cheese is freshly cut down for each delivery, it is often not possible to exactly match the desired amount of cheese to 100%. If we do not have enough weight, we just add the missing piece.
  • How is the Alpine cheese packaged and how is it with the cooling?
    The cheese is airtight vacuum-packed. If necessary, the packaging is added during the warmer seasons cooling elements.
  • How long is the durability of the premium cheese?
    ‘The decisive factor is above all the temperature. If it is too warm, the cheese matures too fast. If it is too cold, the aroma suffers. If it is too warm, the cheese starts to sweat and gradually dries up. The cheese is ideally stored refrigerated (at about 8-12 ° C) for about 3 months and longer.
  • How long will it take for the cheese to arrive?
    The cheese is shipped with DPD and should reach every destination in Europe –  at the latest after 3-4 days after shopping. To Germany 48 hours.
  • Is there a minimum order quantity when buying cheese?
    Yes, every cheese type have a minimum weight. You can select different weights of each cheese.
  • Is there a maximum order quantity?
    Of course not. If you need a very large amount of cheese, that is not a problem and we will discuss it with you.
  • How much are the delivery or shipping cost?
    DPD helped us a lot. For Germany and Austria we can therefore offer a cheap national lump sum. All other shipping cost you can find under delivery cost.
  • In which countries can be delivered?
    Currently the delivery in the shop is only possible to Austria and Germany. On request we also ship to other countries.

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24 reviews for Artisan emmental cheese | hard cheese | mild taste – Emmentaler

  1. Avatar of Ryszard Kucza

    Ryszard Kucza (verified owner)

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    Weber (verified owner)

    The taste is incomparable

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    Georg (verified owner)

    The quality is great and the taste is perfect. But I also expect that for the price.

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  4. Avatar of Elisabeth

    Elisabeth (verified owner)

    Very digestible. Good quality and very good taste

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  5. Avatar of Schuster Siegfried

    Schuster Siegfried (verified owner)

    The Emmentaler is very good, but I have eaten a better one is also not cheap

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      Dear Mr. Schuster
      Thank you for your rating. Cheese and cheese taste is, as you can see in the whole reviews, always a personal matter of taste. Try the cheeses until you discover the ideal cheese for yourself.

  6. Avatar of Kaup Elisabeth

    Kaup Elisabeth (verified owner)

    Good quality, good taste.

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  7. Avatar of Renate Schwarz

    Renate Schwarz (verified owner)

    The best Emmentaler I have ever eaten !!!

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    Karin (verified owner)

    I’ve never eaten such a tasty cheese a poem.

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    Wöhr (verified owner)

    Delighted by the taste of the man noticed the fresh great

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  10. Avatar of Hanna Wittel

    Hanna Wittel (verified owner)

    I and my husband, our children and especially our little granddaughter are crazy about it

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  11. Avatar of Monika Glückler

    Monika Glückler (verified owner)

    Knew this cheese from the market in Überlingen, found it delicious, so I took your Internet address so I can order it because I do not come to Überlingen so often.

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  12. Avatar of Sven-Ove Liße

    Sven-Ove Liße (verified owner)

    Rreally awesome. We have not bought such an Emmentaler in Germany yet. Here the absolute highest note.

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  13. Avatar of Marie-Luise Schlösser

    Marie-Luise Schlösser (verified owner)

    The Emmentaler is my absolute favorite cheese. Therefore eaten first. A great taste, there is no better !!

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  15. Avatar of Holger und Renate Fassel

    Holger und Renate Fassel (verified owner)

    This is the tastiest Emmentaler we have ever tasted and we have tried many. “The Whole Piece Emmentaler” was nibbled in no time. Just fine!!!!

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  16. Avatar of Handl Renata

    Handl Renata (verified owner)

    Tastes like the Emmentaler that I know from Switzerland from my small dairy, just fine. No comparison to the one in the supermarket. Well done!!!
    Renata Swiss Abroad

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  17. Avatar of Veronika Fischer

    Veronika Fischer (verified owner)

    Really tasty, so cheese must taste.

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    Hella (verified owner)

    Really delicious. Always eaten gladly.

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  20. Avatar of Jürgen

    Jürgen (verified owner)

    We never ate such a delicious Emmentaler. Keep it up.

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  21. Avatar of Mariann

    Mariann (verified owner)

    I have never eaten such a delicious Emmentaler like that. Mild and yet spicy.

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  22. Avatar of Edel

    Edel (verified owner)

    This Emmentaler tastes great, very good

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  23. Avatar of Kyri

    Kyri (verified owner)

    I have tasted many times from the supermarket of different brands Emmentaler. Although this Emmentaler tastes great, I’ve been waiting for something extra special, or even something different than the other brands. Still very good.

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  24. Avatar of Jäger

    Jäger (verified owner)

    tastes great

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