Aged 10 - 12 months
Gruetli is named for the small town of 'Gruetli Laager,' located just north of the farm atop the Cumberland Plateau. The town was founded in the late 1800's by German-speaking Swiss immigrants who brought with them their skills in cheese making. While cheese is no longer made in Gruetli Laager, our Gruetli pays homage to their alluring past. Gruetli is a traditional semi-hard mountain cheese, inspired by cheeses found in the French and Swiss Alps. Aged on Southern white pine for at least 10 months and washed weekly, its firm texture, sweet toasted nuttiness, and savory brown butter undertones make it especially nice for grating and melting.
Pairs nicely with most any white wine, lambics, roasted veggies, and pickles. Melts well in fondues and cheese sauces.