by Studer Family. Product of Hatswil, Switzerland.
Loosely translated as “very sharp”, Scharfe Maxx is an extra creamy, semi-hard cheese produced by the Studer family in the region of Thurgau, Switzerland.
The cheese is made with thermalized cow's milk; this is a process used for most Alpine cheeses. Thermizing involves heating the milk to sub-pasteurization levels that is high enough to kill any bacteria, but low enough to preserve the complex, native flavors of the pastoral milk.
After a year of aging, the cheese becomes brittle and crystallized. Scharfe Maxx tastes similar to an Appenzeller, but more piquant and with a creamier texture. This alpine delight is nutty, oniony and even has hints of bacon fat.
Suggested wine pairing: Alsatian Pinot Gris
Ingredients: raw cow's milk, salt, rennet, enzymes. CONTAINS: MILK
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.