• The Cheese Geek Etivaz

cg top tip: Pairs perfectly with a Gewurtztraminer


Age:  12-18 months
Milk:  Cow's
Pasteurised:  No
Region:  Switzerland
Vegetarian:  No
L'Etivaz represents a true slice of cheese history. Made as Gruyere would have been 100 years ago, it is a truly traditional version that sticks unwaveringly to multi-generational production methods. L'Etivaz emerged as many cheesemakers and affineurs felt Gruyere had lost its true identity and modernised too greatly. Every wheel is crafted in a copper pot over a wood fire, with the wheels slightly smaller than Gruyere. This is how the cheesemaker would have traditionally carried the produce to the maturer (affineur). The cheese is only made in the summer months (May 10th - Oct 10th), when the cows are grazing at altitude, at least 1000m above sea level (and under 2,000m). The result is a divinely floral, slightly fermented sweet fruity twang, accompanied with a subtle smokiness that has more layers than a Millefeuille. A truly historic, and great cheese..

You can select delivery dates up until 23rd Christmas. During Christmas week your cheese delivery could arrive +/- 2 days outside of your preferred delivery date. Your cheese will always be cut and wrapped the day it is sent out and you will get a delivery notification when your cheese is prepped, with tracking information when your cheese is on it's way.

Delivery is FREE and it comes in a climate control box (the only in the industry) that comes with a 48 hour freshness guarantee. If that wasn't enough, we also add an insert that will talk you through the info on the cheeses, tasting notes and a scorecard to help you make the very most of your festive cheesegeek delivery.

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