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Hirtenkäse is a traditionally handmade product of the Allgäu mountain region in the south of Germany. This majestic cheese is rustic, savory, and firm-textured. It is an authentic mountain cheese with a rugged, earthy aroma.

The rich cow's milk for Hirtenkäse comes from mountain farmers. Their cows graze in elevations of at least 2600 feet. The farmers have only about 12 to 15 cows per farm, and each one is well-cared-for. These pampered cows enjoy the fragrant grasses on alpine meadows in the summer and spend the winters in their cozy barn, eating aromatic hay. This humane, loving treatment results in wonderful, rich milk that makes a spectacular cheese.

In mid-September there is a big festival in the Allgäu called the "Viehscheid". A "lead cow" is decorated with flowers and all the region's cows are herded down from the mountains to their barns. That's where the name Hirtenkäse comes from. It is German for "cow shepherd's cheese".

Hirtenkäse won two gold medals at the World Cheese Awards in London, England in 2005.

  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk.
  • Photo depicts whole 15 lb. form of cheese.
  • We cut and wrap this item by the 1/2 pound.
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By Sparky & Bear
from Colorado
on Aug 20, 2012
Not again
I love other cheeses more. They flavor was too mild for me.
By Ernie Hinz
from Hot Springs, AR
on Sep 27, 2010
Great Service
The products were great and we received everything in a timely matter.
By ciara
from va, usa
on Sep 18, 2010
not a fav
very strong, texture is crumbly and dry - which was unexpected
By drmattp
from Chicago
on Sep 10, 2010
OUTSTANDING
Remarkably flavorful with rich nutty undertones. The edge however is very hard and not especially edible. It is dry so it grates well and can be used on pasta or salads and is great on sandwiches as well..
By Robin
from Minot, ND
on Apr 17, 2010
Wunderbar
Very flavorful and cheddary; will definitely buy again
By cheeselover
from VA
on Oct 23, 2008
i will by again
great for sandwiches, flavorful, tangy,
By Richard
from Earth
on Oct 07, 2008
Mercedes Benz,BMW,Hirtenkase Cheese!!!!
Phenomenal!!!! A symphonic melody of flavor when accompanied by grapes, prosciutto di Parma and just about any 90-91 point Merlot or Malbec.....5 stars in my book.
By cheesie
from Maricopa, Az
on Nov 29, 2007
Disappointed
This cheese didnt last once opened. It became moldy and stunk up the refrigerator bad!!
By Vange
from North Brunswick, NJ
on Sep 12, 2007
TERRIFIC!
REALLY GOOD! Great with a cab or other full red wine.
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