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Alma Vorarlberger Bergkäse (6 months)

Alma Vorarlberger Bergkäse (6 months)
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  • Made from unpasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Austria

  • Region: Bregenzerwald, Kleinwalsertal, Großwalsertal, Laiblachtal (Pfänderstock) and Rheintal

  • Type: hard, artisan

  • Fat content: 34%

  • Texture: firm, open and supple

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: cream

  • Flavour: piquant, spicy, tangy

  • Aroma: aromatic

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Producers: Alma

  • Alternative spellings: Vorarlberger Bergkase 6 months

Alma Vorarlberger Bergkäse (6 months) is a traditionally produced hard cheese made from raw milk (cow's milk) coming from defined regions in Vorarlberg. It is manufactured exclusively by producers or processors, and farmers in the Bregenzerwald, Kleinwalsertal, Großwalsertal, Laiblachtal (Pfänderstock) and Rheintal regions of Austria. Vorarlberger Bergkäse contains 34% fat in dry matter and has a smeared-on greasy, light-brown rind. The scattered, pea-cherry-sized eye formation is matt to shiny and evenly distributed throughout. The body ranges from firm to more supple and is ivory-coloured to light yellow in colour. It is aged in cellars for at least 6 months, which thereby develops a unique strong spicy flavour.

This celebrated cheese has won many international awards including World Cheese Awards Bronze 2012, World Cheese Awards Gold 2013, World Cheese Awards Silver 2014 and Gold Kasermandl 2014.