Vacherin - Valtellina

Vacherin Fribourgeois

Vacherin Fribourgeois is a Swiss AOC cheese from the Fribourg region of Switzerland. It is a semi-firm cows milk mountain cheese. Its texture is somewhat elastic with a straw colored pate and a rich, nutty flavor. It can replace the traditional Swiss mountain cheeses for fondue recipes but is also an ideal table cheese. There are six classifications of this cheese:

  • Classic - aged: 6-12 weeks
  • Extra - aged: at least 12 weeks
  • Rustic - aged: 12-25 weeks
  • Alpage - aged: 12-25 weeks
  • Mountain - aged 9-25 weeks
  • Bio (Organic) - aged at least 9 weeks

Country: Switzerland

Region: Fribourg
Texture: Semi-firm
Type of Milk: Cow
Aging time: At least 6 weeks
Pasteurized: No

Valtellina Casera

Valtellina Casera is a DOP cows milk cheese that is cylindrical in shape, semi-cooked and made from partially skimmed milk. It is a semi-firm cheese that is fairly dense and pale colored. Its pate is somewhat elastic with an uneven scattering of small eyes. Its flavor is nutty and somewhat sweet and intensifies as it is aged longer.

Country: Italy

Region: Lombardy (Province of Sondrio)
Texture: Semi-Firm
Type of Milk: Cow
Aging Time: At least 5-6 Weeks
Pasteurized: Yes