Kase Swiss First Konig 7kg

Product Profile:

Name Kase Swiss First Konig
Producer Butschwil Dairy
Origin Canton of St Gallen, Switerland
Milk Stock Unpasteurised (raw) cow
Rennet Type  Animal
Avg. Fat Content 
Format Large wheel - sold whole or cut
Size 7kg random weight
Minimum Order 1kg cut 
Qty Per Box Single wheel


Reto Güntensberg grew up making cheese with his father at their family dairy. Bütschwil Dairy is located in the lower Toggenburg and a few years ago, when Reto took over as Head Cheesemaker, he modernised the factory and maturation rooms so he could have better control of production.

Whilst the family was known for making Appenzeller, Reto wanted to develop his own recipes for more traditional cheeses using cultures that he developed. His prized example is First König, meaning ‘First King’ and named for the Churfirsten mountain range that dominates the region and appears on the label that crowns the wheel.

Unlike Appenzeller, this bergkäse - or mountain cheese - is made from whole unpasteurised milk. Over 3 months of maturation, the wheel is lightly washed in brine to encourage the development of a bacterial rind. When fully mature, an amber-coloured rind surrounds a dense paste that yields a creamy and herbaceous flavour and delicate spicy finish.


Avg. servings per pack:                serving size: g     
  Avg. per serve per 100g
Energy  kJ kJ
Protein  g g
Fat, Total  g g
  - Saturated  g g
Carbohydrates g g
  - Sugars  g g
Sodium  mg mg
Whilst all care has been taken to ensure this information is correct, please refer to the product label for further information.  

Information for this profile sourced from AOAP Staff & Calendar Cheese Co.

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