Made on the Almnäs Estate, on the shores of Lake Vattern, in Western Sweden. The estate is a mix of forest and organic fields, which gives the dairy herd high-quality nourishment and a pasturage with great biodiversity. Cheese was made here from the 1830s until 1961, and was revived in 2008.
The form of this cheese was inspired by the handmade bricks that have been made locally since the 1750s. The workers would leave the bricks out in the sun to dry, and their children would run over them as they played. The brick floor in the attic of the manor house bears the imprints of the children that played on the estate centuries ago, and this is what inspired the cheesemakers to stamp each cheese with this distinctive mark.
This cheese may look like a hefty brick, but the paste is sweetness itself. The cheeses are turned, brushed and washed for at least sixteen months to develop their deep, rich flavours of caramel and butterscotch.
|Brand||The Fine Cheese Co.|
|Style of Cheese||Hard|
|For Pregnant Women?||Yes|
Thermised organic cows' milk, animal rennet, Salt, Cultures
|Nutritional Info (per 100g)||Energy 2205KJ, 527Kcal | Fat 46.8g, Of Which Saturated 37.1g | Carbohydrate 0g, Of Which Sugars 0g | Protein 26.4g | Salt 0.72g|
|Allergen Advice|| |
For allergens see ingredients in bold.
Keep refrigerated below 8˚ Freshly cut and wrapped to order. Best eaten within 14 days of receipt.
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The Fine Cheese Co. is a maturer, wholesaler, retailer and exporter of artisan British cheeses. We are based in historic Bath, founded by the Romans and famous for its beautiful Georgian architecture - alongside Venice the only World Heritage city in Europe.
We have been cheese specialists for twenty years, and from the start we have nurtured and supported the cream of British cheese-makers. We stock over a hundred hand-made British cheeses: from rediscovered gems such as Devon Oke, a hard but creamy cows’ milk cheese made to the original seventeenth century recipe, to Lord of the Hundreds, an unpasteurised mature sheep’s milk cheese made in the style of an Italian Pecorino.Read more about us >