Sbrinz AOP is an aromatic extra-hard cheese from Central Switzerland that has traditionally been made for centuries. 30 selected valley and mountain dairies produce this cheese each day from first-class raw milk, rennet and salt. Sbrinz is a 100% natural product made without any additives. It is even stored in its area of origin. Since 2002, Sbrinz has been awarded the “AOP”, or controlled term of origin label (Appellation d’Origine Protegé). This guarantees that all the Sbrinz cheese that goes on sale complies with the strict quality requirements set out in the specifications.
Sbrinz has a wonderful grainy brittle texture and a magnificent flavour which lies hidden beneath its hard, golden yellow rind, as rich as the alpine pastures with their tangy herbs. After an extensive salt bath the Sbrinz is taken to a heated room where it sweats out fat and water at a temperature around 18 centigrade. The rind is regularly and carefully wiped dry. Its lengthy maturing period of at least 16 months gives this cheese its popular brittle texture and makes it easily digestible. It is ideal served as an aperitif or on a cheeseboard broken up into pieces (“Möckli”). When grated like Parmesan, Sbrinz gives many dishes that extra special touch.