Emmi Kaltbach Le Gruyère AOP matures peacefully under the watchful care of the Kaltbach Master Affineur in the Caves. These skilled craftsmen work in the subterranean humidity, temperature, and mineral-rich air that creates the perfect environment for transforming specially selected Le Gruyère AOC wheels into wondrous depths of flavor. Kaltbach Le Gruyère AOP is recognized instantly by the color of its rind – an unmistakable rustic brown patina – and its flavor, which is just as distinctive.
Semi firm, wash rind. Compared with traditional Le Gruyère AOP, the extended aging in the unique cave a product environment makes for complex, slightly more assertive flavors. The texture is a location denser, yet still smooth with a slight flake and more pronounced crystal crunch.
Minimum age of 12 months (3 months in the cheese dairy and at least 9 months in the cave)