DISCOVER THE SWISS ARTISANAL CHEESES AND WINE FROM ST-GALLEN IN OUR FEBRUARY BOX

Hello Cheeselovers!

We continue to welcome 2022 with a fantastic selection of artisanal cheeses from the canton of St-Gallen!  We visited 2 cheese dairies and tasted so many cheeses – we lost count!

For the month of February, we feature the top 6 artisanal cheeses we discovered on our road trip.  This delicious selection is not to be missed!   You will be tasting cheeses made by family businesses – one is located in an old monastery they revived and renovated!   You can taste the passion these cheesemakers put into their craft!  Enjoy!

SELECTED BY L'ATELIER DU FROMAGE

Our Box for February 2022

Schwarzes Schaf

Käserei Hungerbühler

Canton: St-Gallen

Schwarzes Schaf

Characteristics :  A semi-hard cheese made with fresh ewe’s milk sourced from the Toggenburg region, aged 6 months.

Type of milk :  Ewe’s milk, thermized

Tasting Notes :  This ewe’s milk cheese has a crumbly texture with a pleasant saltiness and crunchy protein crystals.  We love the spicy aroma combined with the milky tang of lactic flavors at the end.  It has a complex taste from being rubbed with wine yeast during the maturing process.

Serving suggestion :  Serve with a round red wine and spicy charcuterie

Box :  Apéro

Ziegen Perle

Käserei Hungerbühler

Canton :  St-Gallen

Ziegen Perle

Characteristics :   A semi-hard cheese made with fresh, locally sourced goat’s milk, aged 6 weeks

Type of milk :  Goat milk, thermized

Tasting Notes :  This specialty has a buttery aroma and taste, beautiful texture, and finishes with a little tang.  It is regularly rubbed with wine yeast which gives its color and light brioche notes.

Serving suggestion :  A perfect goat cheese to adorn your apéro charcuterie board! Pairs beautifully with a round red wine.

Box :  Apéro, Club

Brat-Chäsli

Käserei Hungerbühler

Canton :  St-Gallen

Brat-Chäsli

Characteristics :  This cheese is enrobed in breadcrumbs and herbs, and ready to be fried

Type of milk :  Cows’ milk

Tasting Notes :  With its crispy shell, this ultra smooth and creamy cheese melts  perfectly into a fondu when fried.  The perfect oozing texture that makes you weak in the knees!

Serving suggestion :  Drizzle a little oil into the pan and fry until the cheese is golden brown and crispy on all sides, approximately 2 minutes at 180 C.  Watch it melt as you cut into it!  Serve with potatoes, crusty bread or enjoy as it is!

Box :  Club

Huuschäs Wolfertswiler

Käserei Kreuzstrasse

Canton: St-Gallen

Huuschäs Wolfertswiler

Characteristics :  A bold, hard cheese aged 18 months

Type of milk :  Cow’s milk, thermized

Tasting Notes :  A beautifully aged, hard artisanal cheese with a complex taste and bold character.  It is salty and nutty and pleasantly pungent  The longer it is left to mature, then you can chisel off a chunk and pop the golden nugget into your mouth!

Serving suggestion :  A delicious addition to your next cheese board, especially attractive when chiseled into pieces.  It is also wonderful grated over fresh pasta dishes.

Box :  Club

Magdenauer Klosterkäse

Käserei Kreuzstrasse

Canton: St-Gallen

Magdenauer Klosterkäse

Characteristics :  A semi-hard cheese made in a traditional method of adding cream, aged 3 months

Type of milk :  Cow’s milk, thermized

Tasting Notes :  This mild cheese has a round, creamy taste that ends with a hint of earthy mushrooms.  It has a lovely tender texture because of the addition of cream.  We love that it is based on an old monastery cheese dairy recipe.

Serving suggestion :  A wonderful breakfast cheese the whole family will love!

Box :  Club, Discovery

Quello Buono

Käserei Hungerbühler

Canton: St-Gallen

Quello Buono

Characteristics :  Somewhere between a soft and semi-hard cheese, aged 3 to 4 weeks

Type of milk :  Ewe’s milk, thermized

Tasting notes :  This is a Ticino style, white crust cheese made in the heart of St-Gallen.  It has a complex taste that is very mild at first but continues to evolve on your palate.  It has an earthy taste with notes of toasted butter.  It has a very soft, tender texture that is simply divine!

Serving suggestion :  Enjoy this beautiful ewe’s milk cheese with crusty bread.

Box :  Discovery

Stegeler Red 2017

Weingut Stegeler

Canton:  St-Gallen

Stegeler Red 2012

Grapes :  Pinot Noir, Diolinoir, Cabernet Jura and Cabernet Cortis

Swiss Wine Region :  AOC St-Gallen

Vintage :  2020

Tasting Notes :  Aromas of red and black fruits: cherry and blueberry, notes of blackcurrant, menthol and earthiness; it has a sweet aftertaste. Medium-high acidity and light tannins.

Serving suggestion :  We paired this aromatic, garnet-colored wine with the Schwarzes Schaf and Ziegen Perle.  The fruity and spicy profile of this wine complements the rich milk of these artisanal cheeses without overpowering the flavors.

Box :  Apéro

Discover the artisanal cheeses from St-Gallen!

Available to order until 31 January 2021.
Delivered on Thursday, 17 February 2022.

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