Sélection Beeler Swiss Emmentaler AOP

(3 customer reviews)

$107.90 kg

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Sélection Beeler Swiss Emmental AOP, matured for 18 months. Made from unpasteurised raw milk it is a genuine piece of Swiss nature and culture.

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This cheese is probably the most iconic Swiss cheese with its making tracing back to the twelfth century. Its characteristic holes (eyes) are created during the ripening when bacteria release carbon dioxide gas and in turn slowly forming the bubbles that make the holes. This process originates back to the introduction of a revolutionary heating system early 20th century.

The Sélection Beeler Emmental AOP Extra (or also called ‘Emmentaler’ in Switzerland) is produced in an old cheese dairy in the middle of the picturesque Emmental (Emme Valley) that has seen it all happen. The raw milk cheese is matured over 18 months, washed in salt brine for the first 12 months and then only in pure water to enhance its natural flavor of its pure, pre-alpine milk. It enjoys a mild aroma with a strong taste of nuts.


How we wrap your cheese

Freshness of your cheese is important to us. That’s why – unless noted differently in the description – we package all of our cheese in vacuum bags to help minimize travel impacts. However, we understand that some of you prefer cheese being wrapped in cheese wrap. This option is available to you for a small fee (it takes more time to package the cheese this way, that’s why we charge you a little bit more). Unless specifically noted in the description, all cheese will generally have a best before date of at least 14 days, vacuum packed cheese generally about 2 months. Please note that with cheese this is often only a guidance date and does not necessarily mean the cheese will be of lesser quality beyond that date. In fact many soft(er) cheeses are best kept close to or until after that date for maximum ripeness.

How the cheese gets to you

All Alpine Express cheese are shipped in environmentally friendlier, insulated cardboard boxes. The cheese is bolstered with recycled packing paper & kept cold with food grade ice gel pack(s). It is shipped the fastest possible service, usually Australia Post Express. See Australia Post’s Express Delivery Estimator (origin is ‘Brisbane Metro’). From time to time we may choose a different shipping provider depending on speed of service, costs and other factors.

Unless noted otherwise, all cheese boxes are sent on Mondays with an order cut-off time at 9am (Sydney time) that day. You will get a tracking number to follow your parcel’s progress.

Do you have any other questions? Check our FAQs for additional information or write to us via our contact form.

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3 reviews for Sélection Beeler Swiss Emmentaler AOP

  1. Andrew Sheppard Terroir Member (verified owner)

    If you don’t order this there is no point in visiting the Red Cow website. It is by far the best Emmental you will find in Australia but matured to the point where it has lost the soft rubbery texture of the typical younger Emmentals and some of the smoothness but with all the complex slightly sour (In a good way) aftertaste that separates Emmental from other mountain cow cheeses. Emmental is my favourite hard cheese when it is top notch (all the cheaper stuff you can keep) and I prefer it younger and softer, but for that you need to live in Switzerland. This is that cheese but aged. Thanks Tom for bringing this to Australia!

  2. Andrew Sheppard Terroir Member (verified owner)

    This time it is even better as it is younger and softer and all the better for it

    • Tom Merkli

      Thank you Andy we’re happy that you liked it! And you’re right, it’s definitely best when it’s just come in!

  3. Rowena Naufal Alpage VIP (verified owner)

    Mellow rich flavour with a sharp edge.
    Great with crisp pear or winter grapes. Bought .2 kg first time, 1kg the next.

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