Die Wilde Hilde or in English ‘the wilde Hilde’ is probably named after a lovely cow called Hilde that wasn’t always behaving that well. Wilde she may have been, but rest assured the milk she gave was superb.
This cheese is made in the village of Waengi, in eastern Switzerland. Waengi is not far from the cities of Winterthur, Frauenfeld and Wil, but is, nevertheless, in a typical countryside setting.
It’s about 6 months matured and boast mild to medium meaty flavours with a very creamy and smooth paste and a long, slightly sweet finish, typical for raw milk cheeses from Switzerland.
This cheese is made with non-animal rennet (microbial rennet), therefore suitable for vegetarians.
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.