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Appenzeller® Cheese 101

Non GMO, lactose free and gluten free.

Appenzeller is Switzerland’s spiciest cheese and is also considered one of the most flavourful. It gets its name from the Appenzell region in Switzerland where it’s produced and stored to perfect maturity before being shipped worldwide for you to enjoy. Appenzeller is made with great respect and care, following traditional recipes that have been handed down for over 700 years.

Appenzeller in a Wide Variety of Foods

Appenzeller is an extremely popular and versatile cheese, whether you’re serving it as the golden centrepiece of your cheese platter, baking it into your favourite muffins or warming it up as part of a creamy cheese fondue. This cheese melts beautifully and is often used as a topping for seasoned potatoes, salads and pasta dishes. Or keep things simple: just slice it and enjoy!

Nutritional Value
  • Water 40 g
  • Protein 25 g
  • Milk fat 31 g
  • Minerals 4 g
  • Joules 1650 kJ
  • Calories 394 kcal

Varieties of Appenzeller® cheese

Appenzeller® Classic

Appenzeller Classic is aged three-to-four months to give it a mild, sophisticated taste.

Appenzeller® Surchoix

The aging process for Appenzeller Surchoix is a bit longer (four-to-six months), which gives it a slightly stronger, fuller taste.

Appenzeller® Extra

To be able to carry the name "Extra", Appenzeller cheeses must meet a long list of specific criteria. Only the best cheeses are selected and aged six months, which gives them a very flavourful and strong taste.

Appenzeller® Bio

Since 1996, Appenzeller Bio has been made with organic milk, meeting BIO-SUISSE regulations. Look for the “Bio” mark on its crust and its packaging. It is aged from four-to-six months.

How Appenzeller® is Made

Appenzeller cheese is produced in around 86 village cheese dairies. The milk used in Appenzeller comes exclusively from cows fed with hay and grasses, never with ensiled food. In Switzerland, stringent quality controls ensure that farmers supply creameries with nothing but first-class, pure, grass-fed milk.

This means that every piece of Appenzeller meets the high standards of a wholesome, natural product. #EatSwitzCheese