• The Cheese Geek Etivaz

cg top tip: Pairs perfectly with a Gewurtztraminer


From £12.45
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..

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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During checkout, you will be able to select your preferred delivery date. This is great if you're buying as a gift or are organising your cheese in advance. The cheese will be packed in chilled, insulated boxes (that look great!) and will always be prepared on the day it is dispatched. A few other handy pointers:

- We use DHL nationwide and Packfleet within the M25

- Please use the delivery date you have selected as a guide rather than a guarantee.

- Your cheese will arrive in the best condition. It will have been prepared freshly and will not have been with our courier beyond our maximum of 48hrs

- You will receive delivery notifications for when your order is dispatched that mean you can track when it’s in transit

If you aren’t in for your delivery, this won’t matter. Our couriers will leave your cheese in you designated safe place in our climate controlled packaging.

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