Box Club – December 2021

Welcome!

Let’s celebrate 2021 with the “Best Of” artisanal cheeses that we discovered on our travels across Switzerland.  With our Box Club, we take you to 4 cheese dairies in 3 different cantons – Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Ticino, and St-Gallen!

We hope you enjoy this Box with your friends and family this holiday season.

Wishing you safe and joyous celebrations!

Warmest wishes,

Lhney and Johana – The Cheese Ladies

SELECTED BY L'ATELIER DU FROMAGE

“Best Of” Box Club for December 2021

Urnäscher Holzfasskäse

Urnäscher Käse

Canton: Appenzell Ausserrhoden

Urnäscher Holzfasskäse

Characteristics :  A semi-hard cheese aged 4-5 months, enhanced with Appenzeller beer!

Type of milk :  Cow’s milk, thermized

Tasting Notes :  Appenzeller beer adds deep flavors and incredible complexity to the cheese.  The beer is added directly to the milk during the cheese production, but the exact recipe and technique are a guarded secret!   Shhhh!

Serving suggestion :  Perfect for an apéro served with a light beer and smokey charcuterie

Formagella

Caseificio del Sole

Canton :  Ticino

Formagella

Characteristics :  A soft cheese aged 1 month, made in the traditional Ticino style

Type of milk :  Cow’s milk, thermized

Tasting Notes :  Formagella is soft and smooth, with a taste of fresh milk. It has a clean taste with the balanced acidity of a tangy Greek yogurt.

Serving suggestion :  Formagella goes very well with fried mushrooms and potatoes.

Jersey Blue

Willi Schmid

Canton :  St-Gallen

Jersey Blue

Characteristics :  A semi-hard, blue-veined cheese, aged 4-8 weeks

Type of milk :  Raw cows’ milk from the Jersey Blue cow breed

Tasting Notes :  A king of blue cheeses – very noble and balanced with wonderfully nutty aromas and smokey notes. The milk from the Jersey Cow is known for its high fat content. There is no need for added cream to this cheese!  Its creamy dough is enhanced with its piquant, full-bodied taste!  The color of this cheese is slightly yellow due to the high beta-carotene content in the Jersey Cow milk.

Serving suggestion :  A delight with a glass of sparkling wine or Champagne

Försterkäse Bio

Käserei Stofel

Canton: St-Gallen

Försterkäse Bio

Characteristics :  A soft cheese

Type of milk :  Cow, thermized

Tasting Notes :  Försterkäse Bio has a wooden rind wrapped around its crust which adds a smoky, woody flavor that is almost bacon-like.

Serving suggestion :  This smoky cheese goes well with a wine that is not too tannic, such as a Pinot Noir.

Celebrating the Cheese Dairies in our “Best Of” Box!

The cheese dairies represented in this Box Club are from 3 cantons – Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Ticino, and St-Gallen.  Read more about our travels to these cantons in our blogs.

Urnäscher Käse

Caseificio del Sole

Willi Schmid

Käserei Stofel

Join us next month to discover the artisanal cheeses of Fribourg!

Available to order until 31 December 2021.
Delivered on Thursday, 13 January.

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