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.
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This article is part of Castello Moments, a collaboration between Honest Cooking and Arla Foods USA.