What isAlpine Cheese?

Like the Alps’ surface, no piece of genuine Swiss alpine cheese is ever the same, each with its own rough edges and natural cracks. Perfection is not perfectly smooth, manufactured lines, or every piece of cheese the same shape. Perfection is unique, handcrafted cheese from cows feeding on land at different altitudes, producing milk for cheese where no two wheels can ever be the same. Its rarity stems from the fact that it is only produced during the summer months, by artisan cheesemakers at altitudes over 3000ft. Alpages' Swiss alpine cheeses have been personally selected directly at the producers' in the Swiss alps.

Crafted using centuries old techniques

The cheeses we have selected for you are hand-made by skilled cheesemakers according to century old traditions often using copper vats and open wood fires. The unpasteurised milk is from cows who graze upon meadows of alpine flowers, herbs and grasses. A typical meadow contains over 100 different species, compared to an average of 10 varieties on the lowlands. The distance between the milk shed and the cheese dairy is only a few metres. Once produced, the cheeses are then matured from six months up to three years, during this time they are constantly being cared for and are individually washed and regularly turned in order to obtain an exceptional produce.

Good milk from grass fed cows makes a good cheese

The high altitude affects both the quality of the air that the cows enjoy but also the richness of that which grows in the meadows. Alpine cheese contains up to five times more essential fatty acids than cheese from the plains.

Our Cheese

No 1 Buggi 4515
Silver Award at the Global Cheese Awards 2017 
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No 2 Théraulaz 5872
Winner of the Swiss Cheese Award
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No 3 Frutt 4757
Lush alpine herbs, with smokey and barnyardy notes.  
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No 4 Varvalanna 5462
Award winning Vacherin Fribourgeois d'Alpage AOC
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No 5 Sorescia 7093
Silver Award at the Global Cheese Awards 2017
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No 6 Piora 6204
Don’t go through life without ever having tasted it
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No 7 Bergmatt 3576
Limited: 2016 vintage at half price! 
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No 8 Stöckalp 3576
Our well matured genuine Alp Sbrinz. 
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No 9 La Case 6299
Super Gold winner at the World Cheese Awards 2017
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No 10 Meder 6397
Fruity notes from Prättigau in Grisons.
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Special Offers

Pear Balsamico

Pear Balsamico Vinegar, matured 18 months at high altitude.

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