This wonderful cheese is wiped with Bavarian Weissbier from the oldest privately-owned brewery in Germany, only 12 miles from the dairy, 3 times per week during ripening.
The Castello Alps Selection Weissbier has a buttery taste with hints of hoppy bitterness and nuttiness. The consistency is soft, and it almost melts in your mouth. Serve the Castello Alps Selection Weissbier with a white wine like a Riesling, or try it with the very beer it has been wiped with during ripening. It is also great in cooking – for any dish that requires a cheese that melts well.
The Castello Alps Selection Weissbier is produced with mountain milk from cows grazing in the Alps at minimum ½ mile above sea level and is smeared with mountain herbs and spices during ripening. The cheese matures for a minimum of 2 months at 55°F and 2-4 weeks at 43°F at about 95-98% humidity in order to get the very special flavor and consistency right.
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This article is part of Castello Moments, a collaboration between Honest Cooking and Arla Foods USA.