ENTICE YOURSELF WITH ARTISANAL CHEESES AND WINE FROM UNTERWALDEN!

Introduction

Our November Box featuring Unterwalden is one not to miss!  We traveled to the heart of Switzerland to Nidwalden explore the cheese dairies and taste their house-made specialties.  As always, it is a difficult decision which artisanal cheese discoveries we will present in our Box.

If you love wine with your cheese, enhance your tasting experience with the lovely Cabernet Jura Blanc de Noir by Tellen from canton Obwalden.  We paired this wine with two of our cheese selections in our Apéro Box for November!  Enjoy!

SELECTED BY L'ATELIER DU FROMAGE

Our Box for November 2021

Naturzauber

Käserei Bürg

Canton: Nidwalden

Naturzauber

Characteristics :  A hard cheese aged 7 to 8 months

Type of milk :  Cow’s milk, thermized

Tasting Notes :  Naturzauber is bold, complex, and attractive with an intensity that can tickle your tongue. Its aged hard character is softened by round flavors of nuts and a hint of smokiness. We also detected flavors that reminded us of dried sweet onion.  A truly complex cheese with a long finish.

Serving suggestion :  We love to tame this intense specialty with a medium-body, Cabernet Jura Blanc de Noir by Tellen.  The fruity notes of this wine bring out the hidden sweetness of this bold cheese.

Box :  Apèro, Club

Charme

Käserei Bürg

Canton :  Nidwalden

Charme

Characteristics :  A white, washed rind, semi-hard cheese aged 4 to 5 months

Type of milk :  Cow’s milk, thermized

Tasting Notes :  Charme is a local favorite that brings a smile to your face.  It has a tender, creamy texture and offers notes of grass and hay mingling with dairy flavors

Serving suggestion :  We love this cheese paired with a medium-body, Cabernet Jura Blanc de Noir by Tellen.  The intense notes of exotic fruits and melon on the nose marry beautifully with this tender cheese.

Box :  Apéro, Club, Discovery

Waldhöcker

Käserei Bürg

Canton :  Nidwalden

Waldhöcker

Characteristics :  A semi-hard cheese aged 4 to 5 months

Type of milk :  Cow’s milk, thermized

Tasting Notes :  Waldhöcker has a complex taste that keeps you guessing the flavors.  At first we tasted herbs, honey, and a slight earthiness.  These flavors make sense given the name “wald” which translates to forest.  Then followed by notes of dried flowers and herbal tea.  There is also a vegetal flavor… could that be broccoli?  Waldhöcker is a delicious surprise to your taste buds!  What do you taste?

Serving suggestion :  A beautiful, complex-tasting cheese that would spark conversation at an apéro.  Allow this specialty to warm to room temperature to fully enjoy all its flavors.

Box :   Apéro, Discovery

Weisser Stanser Kuhmilch

Molki Stans

Canton:  Nidwaden

Weisser Stanser Kuhmilch

Characteristics :  A bloomy white rind, soft cheese

Type of milk :  Raw cow’s milk

Tasting Notes :  Weisser Stanser Kuhmilch is a very rich and creamy soft cheese that has a beautiful texture that is slightly flowing when ripe.  It has a pure, milky taste that is slightly sweet and slightly tangy like a fine Greek yogurt.  It finishes on the palate with a soft mushroom taste that comes from the rind.

Serving suggestion :  Devour this gorgeous cheese with a fruit-forward, lightly oaked Chardonnay that can slice through the rich texture of this ultra-creamy cheese.

Box :  Club

Cabernet Jura Blanc de Noir

Weingut Tellen

Canton: Obwalden

Cabernet Jura Blanc de Noir

Grapes :  Cabernet Jura

Origin :  AOC Obwalden

Vintage :  2019

Wine Style :  A medium-high aromatic intensity, aromas of exotic fruits, high acidity with flavors of peach, grapefruit, and melon a hint of red fruits. Medium body wine with a medium-long persistence.

Serving suggestion :  Enjoy as an aperitif, with fish, sushi, fresh vegetables, or salads. It can be paired as well with tender meat like grilled chicken accompanied with a tropical dressing.

Box :  Apéro

Discover the artisanal cheeses of Nidwalden!

Available to order until 31 October 2021.
Delivered on Thursday, 18 November.

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