by Gourmino. Product of Switzerland.
Appenzeller is made from raw, robust milk and then aged for over 6 months. The wheels are washed with a secret brine recipe of herbs, wine, cider, blossoms. The cheese is firm and dense, yet supple. At first, the taste is buttery with slightly fruity undertones. As it matures, the flavor becomes fuller and more complex with notes of toasted nuts, herbal spice, clover, and black tea.
Appenzeller Extra Black Label is more robust and a bit funkier than regular Appenzeller.
Appenzeller is one of the oldest cheeses, dating back to the Medieval times of Charlemagne. The quality and character are protected by rules similar to those operated by the AOC system in France. The cheese is at its best when made in mountain chalets from cows grazing in the lush summer meadows of the Appenzell and St Gallen region of Switzerland.
Ingredients: raw cow's milk, rennet, cheese cultures. CONTAINS: MILK
*Image shows whole wheel, approx. 14 lbs.
We ship perishable items in thermo-insulated cardboard boxes with reusable ice packs to insure that you food items arrive in good shape.
All cheeses we slice to order and wrap in cheese paper as we want you to enjoy original flavor of cheese - not damaged by vacuum or plastic.
All meats which require slicing we slice to order and lay it out on wax paper (deli-style) so it is easy to separate slices. Then we pack it in a plastic pouch with nitrogen purge (again, to make it easy to separate pieces we don't vacuum the meats but use commercial style food grade inert gas mix).
CALIFORNIA: Monday - Thursday.
OUTSIDE OF CALIFORNIA: Monday - Wednesday.
Note that the shipping method (for example, overnight) doesn't mean that your order will be processed and shipped on the same day you placed the order. Generally, allow us at least one day for processing your order as we slice and wrap everything by hand to order.
Any US federal holidays may delay the shipment.
WE CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DELIVERY DELAYS BY CARRIERS.
Saturday delivery is not available at the moment.