At Capella Cheese, we absolutely love Swiss Cheese! There is such a variety produced, including: Fondue, Raclette, Gruyere, to the famous Swiss with holes called Emmentaler – we love them all.
Swiss cheese is crafted in many shapes and sizes, from small 150 gram soft ripened cheese to massive 200 pound wheels of Alp cheese. They are also made in brick shaped blues as well as small cylinders of truffled triple creams.
Alpine cheese is by far what the Swiss are best known for, with Gruyere being the most famous alpine cheese. The quality level that Cheesemonger Hook sources of Swiss cheese here at Capella is definitely world-class. The Gruyere AOP Surchoix was “Best of Show” winner, for the 3rd time this year - what an outstanding accomplishment.
“We are proud of the Swiss Cheeses we offer, they are right at home in our portfolio among the best cheeses in the world.”
-Cheesemonger Raymond Hook
Here are some of our most interesting Swiss Cheeses we are proud to offer you:
From Alp Tompey, 2020, The cheese is made over an open fire from milk of cows who graze mountain pastures.
Aged: over 3 years
Handcrafted by Michael Speycher and aged by Gourmino. Each wheel is a massive 70 pounds. This cheese is certified an AOP cheese, which guarantees the highest standards in terms of origin, processes and quality. This selection was awarded 2022 “Best of Show” at The World Cheese Awards. It has beautiful fresh flavor, including delicate mountain flowers and alpine herbs.
Aged: 14 months
The maker of this cheese is the only producer of Emmentaler who is designated by Slow Foods, making it a very unique cheese. Milk is from a single dairy. The flavors are sweet, tangy, melty, with a cream finish.
Aged: 14 months
Made in the picturesque village of Combremont-le-Petit in the western Swiss Alps. This cheese has mineral forward flavors, and is wonderfully capricious with its soft yet slightly crumbly texture and tiny salt crystals.
Aged: 9 months
Blue de Combremont
A double cream blue cheese brick from western Switzerland, creamy rich, mildly blue, slightly peppery.
Aged: 3 months
A triple cream, small format, 150 gm cheese from Uli Moser. Its flavors are rich, creamy, and buttery.
Aged: 1 month
A small format triple cream with a layer of black truffle moose in the center. Its flavors are rich and buttery with the earthiness of fresh truffles.
Aged: 2 months