• Where cheese is refined

    to perfection: the KALTBACH cave.

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  • How we create award-winning

    cheese. A KALTBACH portrait.

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  • Enjoy a unique cheese experience with KALTBACH.

    Our Products

KALTBACH Quality

THE SECRET OF KALTBACH

At KALTBACH we really like to spoil our cheese. In doing so, the unique favours that makes our cheeses so special, have time to unfold and truly deserve the KALTBACH seal. Discover the story behind the remarkable culinary delight and savoury taste of KALTBACH’s cheeses, because when it comes to quality, a fine cheese is like a fine wine. The full flavour is only brought out by selecting the best cheese, refining it in the best climate conditions and giving it the right care.


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KALTBACH Recommends

The Gourmet Pairing Guide

  • fruity
    &
    tangy

    Kaltbach Le Gruyère AOP

    • Dark lagers and wines with fruity, acidic and sweet notes (such as Sauvignon Blanc) make equally good matches for this cheese.

    • Homemade lemonade intensified with lemon balm leaves poses a delicious counterpoint to the savoury taste of KALTBACH Le Gruyère AOP.

    • Unlock the cheese’s full potential by drizzling walnut oil onto the cracker first and then pairing the cheese and cracker with black olives.

  • nutty
    &
    tangy

    KALTBACH Emmentaler AOP

    • Fruity wines with subtle acidity, such as a sweet Riesling or Pinot Gris make the perfect companions for this mild cheese. 

    • Combining the mild taste of KALTBACH Emmentaler AOP with cloudy apple juice brings out the flavours of this cheese brilliantly.

    • Honey, fresh chives and a cracker laden with KALTBACH Emmentaler AOP result in deliciously contrasting flavours.

  • intense &
    tasty

    KALTBACH Extra Tasty

    • The subtle flavours of a Ruby or Tawny Port wine balance out this strong cheese perfectly.

    • By pairing this strong cheese with a naturally cloudy apple juice, you’ll get a perfect contrast with flavours complementing but never overwhelming each other. 

    • Cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and balsamic glaze balance out the savoury flavours of the cheese perfectly.

  • creamy  &
    tasty

    KALTBACH Creamy & Tasty

    • Light wines with a sweet aftertaste, such as a Riesling, complement this creamy cheese particularly well.

    • Pair with iced green tea, fresh lemon and lime to unlock the full flavour of KALTBACH Creamy & Tasty.

    • This cheese tastes especially delicious when combined with fresh pineapple and pomegranate seeds on a plain cracker. 

KALTBACH Recipes

French Onion Soup with Cheese Baguette

Soupe à l’oignon, once a humble dish for the poor, quickly became an international staple. Intensify the soup's flavour with a mixture of different onions, such as leeks and shallots – doing so will bring out the flavours of KALTBACH Le Gruyère AOP on toasted baguette even more. Bon appétit!


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Gourmet Meals

KALTBACH Recipes

Our cheeses taste equally delicious when enjoyed on their own, paired with wines, non-alcoholic drinks or crackers and as the main act in a gourmet dishes. Get inspired with our selection of show-stopping recipes.


RECIPES

KALTBACH Awards

Award-winning cheese

Our cheeses aren’t just great, they’re prizewinning: KALTBACH recently scored big at the World Cheese Awards. We are delighted that our cheese is as popular internationally as it is in Switzerland and is repeatedly singled out for awards.

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Walter Burri, KALTBACH Cave Master

KALTBACH Portrait

"The role of a cave master isn’t an official career. You become a cheese expert. The specific knowledge required for the production of cheese in a natural setting, like the particular characteristics and trials of the ripening process is passed on from cave master to cave master..."

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Cheese is my life. Walter Burri, KALTBACH Cave Master