Affineur Walo Aged Emmentaler

A concentrated flavour with vegetal sweetness.

Walo receives these cheeses at four months’ old, and washes them for a full year so they retain moisture. The striking appearance comes from pockets of eyelets, which contain crystals.

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The Affineur Walo Aged Emmentaler cheese tastes unlike any other Emmentaler cheese we have come across. Matured for 16 months by Walo in his caves, where the warmer conditions lead to a flavour that is unique. The cheese has the classic Emmental sweetness but it is more intense and more complex, with a long finish as the flavour develops from sweet to tangy and ‘meaty’. An after-dinner cheese for Emmentaler aficionados.

Affineur Walo Emmentaler comes from the cellars of Walo Von Mühlenen who is a master affineur of Swiss cheese. He is the 5th generation of cheese maturers in his family, a family whose cheese history dates back to 1867. Walo has been called a cheese genius and of course he is, but he wears it lightly.

His technique is firstly to source raw milk cheese from only the very best cheese-makers and farms. Secondly to build a relationship with the cheese-makers to achieve even higher standards and then to select from them only the best cheeses.

These cheeses are then nurtured  for up to 18 months in special cellars with optimal conditions and cultures built up over time. During this period the cheeses are turned, brushed and, when necessary, washed until the cheeses reach their peak.  Walo matures his cheeses at higher temperatures than less artisan producers, taking more risks in the pursuit of great cheese. It is not surprising that Walo has won World Champion cheese no less than three times for his Gruyere.

Walo’s cellars are in the canton of Fribourg, the heart of Swiss Cheese-making.

*Photo depicts a 3kg piece of Affineur Walo Aged Emmental. The above weights denote a cut of Affineur Walo Aged Emmental.

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Country of Origin Switzerland
Milk Variety Cows'
Style of Cheese Hard
Vegetarian No
Organic? No
Suitable For Pregnant Women? Yes
Ingredients Milk 99.00%, Starters, Salt, Rennet, Water (as process aid)
Nutritional Info (per 100g) 1605KJ, 383.7Kcal | Fat 30g, Of Which Saturated 21g | Carbohydrate 1g, Of Which Sugars (g) not specified | Protein 28.7g | Salt 1.5g
Allergen Advice For allergens see ingredients in bold.

Keep refrigerated below 8°. Freshly cut and wrapped to order. Please eat within 14 days of receipt.

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Freshly cut & wrapped

We unashamedly source, care for and sell the best cheese, because that is what we believe in. Our trained cheesemongers cut every piece to order, by hand, and wrap it in our waxed paper. We do this because it is the most respectful way to treat this precious food.