This is the ultimate Gruyère lover box. It contains everything you need to go straight into Swiss cheese heaven, Gruyère style.
- Swiss Gruyère AOP, 6 months matured, raw milk, ca. 300g
This is the baby of the Gruyère product family. It is smooth and aromatic and will convince even the most discerning palate. It combines its distinctive, balanced flavour with a delicious soft body.
- Swiss Gruyère AOP Réserve, 12 months matured, raw milk, ca. 200g
The teenager. This one boasts a full-bodied and fruity flavour. Light yellow in colour, it is saltier than a younger Gruyère AOP. It has a firm, slightly crumbly texture and a full flavour that lingers in the mouth.
- Swiss Gruyère AOP Sélection Rolf Beeler, 18 months matured, raw milk, ca. 200g
Yep, this one is a real grown-up. It is full-bodied and highly aromatic with fruity notes. Dark yellow in colour, this cheese is firm yet crumbly with a slightly grainy texture and saltiness that delivers beautifully. It’s often quoted as the world’s best Gruyère. We certainly agree!
- Baby Cornichons, in vinegar, 110g
Definitely works with this cheese, be it as a combination with a toastie, on a cheese burger or as accompaniment on your cheese platter.
Plus you can double-up and get larger sizes (double the size stated above). And finally – if you like – you can get your cheese wrapped in premium cheese paper. Standard packing is vacuum packed.
Beverage matching ideas
Three different ages require 3 different drinks, that’s for sure. We recommend a fresh white wine like a Chardonnay with the young Gruyère, a medium strength beer with the Reserve and a light red wine with character (think premium Pinot Noir for example) for the Rolf Beeler version.
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 an food grade ice gel pack. It is shipped via Australia Post’s Express Post service. Please check if your delivery postcode is part of it, or see Australia Post’s Express Delivery Estimator (origin is ‘Brisbane Metro’). Customers residing in the Brisbane Metro area can also arrange a free pick-up from our prep kitchen at The Small Crop, Wynnum or choose the local courier service in which case dispatch and delivery will be on Thursdays (through same day delivery).
Unless noted otherwise, all Cheese Boxes are sent on Wednesdays with an order cut-off time at 9am (Sydney time) that day. You will get a tracking number to follow your parcel’s progress.