KALTBACH Quality

THE SECRET OF KALTBACH

Our Sandstone cave lies in a little village in Switzerland, nestled among Rolling hills and fragrant meadows. This is where the best cheese becomes a KALTBACH. What does it need? A lot of peace and calm, loving attention and the unique and natural climate of our KALTBACH cave.

 

In KALTBACH's Sandstone cave, the conditions for the cheese to ripen are ideal, so that after several months the cheeses reach the perfect maturation point and develop their full character and dark-brown rind. This process is called cave refinement.

 

Only the very best cheese wheels from selected dairies are chosen for cave aging, where they are then carefully refined by our cave masters - until each cheese becomes a genuine culinary masterpiece.

A Secret Technique

Refinement in the KALTBACH Cave

The conditions for cheese refinement are perfect in the KALTBACH Cave. The humid mineral climate found 15m below the sandstone surface and the constant temperature provide the ideal conditions for the maturing process. The climate gives our cheeses their inimitable, dinstinctive aroma and texture as well as the rustic dark brown rind, typical for KALTBACH cheese.

 

The Maîtres-KALTBACH, also called KALTBACH cave masters are experts in the art of cheese refinement. They ensure the best conditions for the magic of the maturing processand care for each cheese -through brushing, salting and turning - with infinite passion and patience. Not every wine gets better when stored and the same goes for cheese: it is essential to go with your instinct on which cheese to select for cave refinement and how and when to take care of them over the maturation process. 

 

This feeling can’t be taught, but naturally develops after years of onsite experience. The art of cheese refinement in our cave is a secret technique that has never been written down, as the knowledge has been passed down from cave master to cave master and from one generation to the next for over 20 years.


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Award-winning Premium Cheese

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KALTBACH cheese stand for an inimitable cheese experience. Only the best cheeses will be aged in our cave until perfection. For the cheese to develop its distinctively unique taste, it needs time, an appropriate climate and attentive care. This is the only way of ensuring a flavour that deserves the KALTBACH label.

 

We are incredibly proud of our premium cheeses, including the classic KALTBACH Le Gruyère AOP and KALTBACH Emmentaler AOP as well as unique creations, such as KALTBACH Extra Tasty.


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KALTBACH Visitor Centre

Our modern Visitor Centre is connected directly to the KALTBACH caves in Switzerland. This is where you can discover a world of delicious specialties and find out how our tasty treats are produced. At the 5-metre long cheese counter, you can take your choice of selected delicacies and become acquainted with new products. Do visit us on your next trip to Europe. We look forward to seeing you soon!


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