Le Maréchal (Switzerland)
Le Maréchal, an artisanal style cheese prepared in the heart of the Vaud countryside celebrates the tradition of authentic and conscientious craftsmanship. Its name honours the great grandfather of the Rapin family, Émile Rapin (1852 à 1943), a blacksmith from Corcelles-près-Payerne. Deeply devoted to his work, with a generous heart and a hearty appearance, Emile represents the values true to this cheese, both original and generous in its nature.
Le Maréchal is a melt-in-the-mouth cheese, whose flavor is subtly accentuated by the addition of organic herbs. Twice a day, Jean Michel, Grégory, Kevin and Mathias Rapin open their doors to the fresh and still hot milk delivered, by 13 farms from the Vaud region.
In accordance with local cheese making traditions, the Rapins transform the milk into cheese no later than ten hours after the cows have been milked. The cheese is then wrapped in cloth and pressed into molds. During the ripening phase, the Rapin family adds a mix of aromatic organic herbs.