This delicious cheese has a rich, complex taste – resinous, caramel and sweet, with numerous small crystals creating a unique consistency.
The Castello Alps Selection Hirten is produced with mountain milk from cows grazing in the Alps. The cheese matures for a minimum of 9 months in cheese cellars at 72°F and about 2 months at 42-46°F at about 80% humidity in order to achieve the unique flavor and consistency.
This delicious cheese has a rich, complex taste – resinous, caramel and sweet, with numerous small crystals creating a unique consistency. Serve the Castello Alps Selection Hirten with a full-bodied red wine, ie a Tempranillo. The perfect beer choice is a lager. Cut very thin slices of the cheese and use it for your favorite pasta dishes instead of Parmesan.
Win a Castello Alps Selection cheese tasting for you and your friends – enter below!
This article is part of Castello Moments, a collaboration between Honest Cooking and Arla Foods USA.
Castello® Bavarian Alps Selection is made from cows that live a life of privilege, grazing on Alpine grasses and herbs high up in the mountains during summer. Come fall, they are paraded back to warm homes and milked with care in a centuries-old tradition. Time-honoured recipes turn their distinctive, herb-infused milk into delicious cheeses that will transport you and everyone you share them with to a Bavarian mountain high. Castello® is proud to share these unique cheeses with you.