Rockflower, Raw Milk, 10 Month ~14# $/#
“Fluehblüemli / Swiss Rockflower” (Primula auricula) are yellow alpine flowers that
grow and find their way under humble conditions among craggy limestone rocks.
Mainly found along the Swiss Pre-Alp region – also on the slopes of Mountain Dairy
Kleinstein’s “home mountain” Pilatus massif – they have delighted many hikers’ hearts.
They are signs of the times and recall the legend of the “Wildmannen” who once lived
here in caves. Some of them tended to chamois which are the alpine cousin of many
goat species. Back then, the chamois fed on these alpine flowers and from their milk they made cheese. When the weather
allowed it, the ‘Wildmannen’ went down to the valley to help the farmers with their work. In return, they were rewarded with
food and cow’s milk. Thus, they were also able to process this cow’s milk they into cheese.
Taste profile is balanced with notes of cooked cream, umami, and pine nuts.
Gourmino belongs to the cheesemakers. Our skills lie in the affinage of long ripened cheeses made from raw milk. We use only the best quality cheeses selected from our own dairies. Our dairies are family businesses that use fresh milk supplied daily by local farmers. The cheese makers not only care passionately about their craft, they also have the necessary experience spanning years of excellent work and life in cheese. The sale of our products provides an inspiration for the future of our cheese makers and their families. All our work together embodies the highest representation of Swiss cheesemaking.
An uncompromising quality strategy is the basis for the affinage
of long-ripened raw-milk cheeses – that is our specialty.
Traditional handcraft, generations of experience, careful, local
processing of fresh raw milk, rich flowering pastures, and
milk from happy cows are the basis for the perfect quality of
the cheese – these are the values and traditions we want to maintain
Gourmino is owned and operated by its cheesemakers.
We celebrate handcrafted cheeses from our own Switzerland Mountain and Village Dairies.
Our special talent is the cheese selection and affinage in our Emmental cellars and inside our Mountain Bunkers.
Our cheese selection always comes from the same Mountain and Village Dairies.
Our cheese provides unique stories and added values for the passionate cheese counter.
Gourmino’s common vision of “Cheese Crafted for the Connoisseur” is captured in the illustration on this card.