Cooked Pressed Cheeses
Hard cheese indicates that the curd was pressed for discharging the maximum whey. The term means that cooked curd was heated and left to refining that can vary from 3 months to a softer cheese to 24 months for an old, sharp cheese. Among the cooked pressed cheeses, there are the Beaufort, Comté, Emmental, Gruyère.
Tête de Moine is a Swiss cheese made from unpasteurized cow’s milk. It is a pressed cheese. The production of this cheese dates back at least to the year 1192. Its name comes from a custom of the Prior of the Abbey of Bellelay, who received as payment of tithes, cheeses, numbering as many as […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Tête de Moine
Louis D’or is a firm cheese with a washed rind made from raw milk. It is in the form of a wheel of 40 kg. It is a cheese of the Jura type, but with floral aromas with a nutty flavor. This cheese is made by the Fromagerie du Presbytère in St. Elizabeth Warwick, in […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Louis D’or
Emmental is a Swiss cheese that takes its name from the Emme valley in Switzerland. Emmental is a cooked pressed cheese made from cow’s milk that is produced in industrial quantities. It is one of the most imitated cheeses in the world. In France, Emmental is produced in the Franche-Comté and Savoie. In recent years, […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Gruyère is a sharp Swiss cheese made from raw milk, and named after the Swiss town of Gruyères. In France, comté and Beaufort are equivalent to this cheese in flavor. The cheeses are so similar that the French comté and Beaufort are often called French gruyère, which caused some problems in the past with the […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Comté also called Gruyère Comté or French Gruyère and is often compared to Beaufort. This cheese was known at the time of the Romans. In the thirteenth century, some of these cheeses served as tax payments. We would have called these tax collectors ‘gruyers‘. However, I think that the name comes from the town of […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
If you read the story of Heidi, a novel for children, by Johanna Spyri, you have some idea about Swiss culture. Indeed, Heidi, a little orphan girl lives at her grandfather’s cottage, in the Swiss mountains. Her Grandfather prepared a raclette, by melting Bagnes cheese in front of a roaring fire. Raclette is a mountain […]Continue Reading... No Comments.