This cheese was created as a result of a collaboration between Rolf Beeler and Stephan Buehler, the cheesemaker also responsible for the Sélection Beeler Toggenburger and portrayed in our film. Dried rose hip (in German “Hagebutte”), the fruit of the rose plant, is added to the paste and the rind. In order to keep the rose hip particles on the rind together, and to apply a dry rind texture, the cheese is aged in a natural white mould maturing room to give him a thin, dry white mould cover.
The raw milk used for this cheese is entirely silage free and comes from cows grazing on pre-alpine pastures at altitudes between 700 to 900 m above sea level in the picturesque Toggenburg.
The cheese shows a mild aroma with a hint of sweetness at a smooth consistency.
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.