A full-flavoured, wine-washed mountain-style cheese, Affineur Walo Red Wine Farmer packs a serious punch.
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How Much Cheese To Buy
We recommend a portion size of 70-120g per person depending on when you are eating the cheese. 70g is ample if you are serving the cheese immediately after a large meal or as part of a buffet. If the cheese is the main part of the meal you will need to allow at least 100g per person and you may prefer to go to 120g if you think your guests will be particularly hungry (or just very fond of cheese!).
However, if you are only a small party, you may find that the pieces look a little small. In this case, choose fewer pieces, or even just one cheese, so that you can present your guests with something that looks more substantial. If you want to provide a wider choice of cheeses, just go for slightly larger pieces and enjoy the leftovers yourself the next day.
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From Affineur Walo, Red Wine Farmer is a pungent cheese, washed in local red wine which gives it a full-throttle flavour. It makes extraordinary cheese on toast.
Recognisably Swiss, this Alpine cheese has a sweet, creamy back note and silky-smooth texture. It's a rich and powerful taste that grows in your mouth.
Red Wine Farmer has the strongest flavour of the Affineur Walo cheeses that we supply. It is relatively small: between 6-7kg. The smaller size is important to the development of the flavour as there is greater influence from the rind, which is washed in locally produced red wine throughout the seven to eight months of maturation.
Washing with red wine produces the classic aroma associated with all washed-rind cheeses, but the cheese is not washed so frequently so as to produce a sticky, ‘stinky’ rind; it simply imparts a pungent flavour to the recognisable Swiss sweetness. As a result, the flavour is more challenging than those of other Affineur Walo cheeses.
Affineur Walo Red Wine Farmer was a gold medallist in the 2014 Nantwich Cheese Awards.
*A whole Affineur Walo Red Wine Farmer weighs approximately 6kg. Smaller weights are a cut of a whole cheese.