From Affineur Walo Red Wine Farmer is a pungent cheese, washed in local red wine, giving 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. Its rich and powerful taste grows in your mouth.
Red Wine Farmer has the strongest flavour of the Affineur Walo cheeses offered by us. It is relatively small at between 6 and 7 kg. 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.
It has split the team at The Fine Cheese Co: those that love it and can’t get enough, and those that find it just that bit too strong. More people are in the former camp, but be assured you will never be ambivalent about the Red Wine Farmer!
Affineur Walo Red Wine Farmer was a gold medallist in the 2014 Nantwich Cheese Awards.
We unashamedly source, care for and sell the best cheese, because that is what we believe in. Every day of dispatch one of our trained cheesemongers cuts every piece fresh, by hand, and wraps it in our waxed paper. We do this because it is most respectful way to treat this precious food.
|Country of Origin||Switzerland|
|Style of Cheese||Hard|
|For Pregnant Women?||Yes|
|Ingredients||Milk, starters, salt, rennet and red wine.|
|Nutritional Info (per 100g)||Energy 1527KJ , 365Kcal | Fat 29g, of which saturated 17g | Carbohydrate 1g, of which sugars not specified | Protein 30g | Salt 1g|
|Allergen Advice||For allergens see ingredients in bold.|
|Storage||Keep refrigerated below 8˚. Please eat within seven days of receipt.|