British and German cheesemakers combine to create AlpenCheddar

By Jim Cornall contact

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Quicke’s Mature Cheddar is added to the curds during Hofkäserei Kraus’ Alpine cheesemaking process: the result is AlpenCheddar.
Quicke’s Mature Cheddar is added to the curds during Hofkäserei Kraus’ Alpine cheesemaking process: the result is AlpenCheddar.

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UK-based cheesemaker Quicke’s has collaborated with Bavarian cheesemaker, Hofkäserei Kraus to produce a hybrid cheese.

Blending clothbound cheddar with Alpine cheese, AlpenCheddar brings together centuries of British and German cheesemaking tradition, with the first wedges available in the UK from July 28.

Made using a rare and highly experimental technique, Quicke’s Mature Cheddar is added to the curds during Hofkäserei Kraus’ traditional Alpine cheesemaking process, before the wheels are pressed into moulds. The wheels are then matured for three months.

Following months of tweaking, testing and maturation, the AlpenCheddar is now ready for market, with its sweet aroma and flavor notes starting with hazelnut, moving through sweetness and acidity, before ending with a bright apricot finish.

The cheese, which will be available in the UK on the Quicke’s website for next-day delivery at £7 ($8.88) per 200g wedge, is semi-hard with an orangey-brown natural rind and a smattering of air holes.

Additionally, the AlpenCheddar Story Box will be available exclusively online, priced at £30 ($38) including delivery, containing 200g wedges of AlpenCheddar, Quicke’s Mature Clothbound Cheddar and Alp Blossom, the flower-coated cheese of Hofkäserei Kraus that forms the base of AlpenCheddar.

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