Schnebelhorn, named for a local mountain, is a cream-enriched cheese made by third-generation cheesemaker Reto Guntensperger. The paste is firm and pale gold, with a few small eyes and white specks that indicate protein crystals. Flavors are deep and savory with notes of garlic, caramelized onions, and toasted hazelnuts. It finishes with a brown butter cream note.
Farm/Producer/Importer: Reto Güntensperger/ Kaserei Bütschwil/Columbia Cheese
Place: Saint Gallen Switzerland
Milk Type: Raw cow
Age: 8-9 months
Pairing: Alsatian Pinot Gris, Dubbel