characterised by a distinctive
Fribourgeois AOP is characterised by a
distinctive, subtle full-bodied flavour, and a
delicate melting texture that make it equal to
the world's finest cheeses.
Fribourg's master cheesemakers combine
traditional know-how with the love of a job well
done. Every day, in their cauldrons in the
village dairy, they process milk from the
neighbouring farms, rich and flavourful. They
use traditional methods, and recipes unique to
Vacherin Fribourgeois AOP , that have been
handed down from generation to generation.
After this maturing period, we have a «manageable»
cheese of about 8 kilos in weight and with a
diameter of about 33 cm. Those who appreciate a
delicious, mild cheese, should savour the ivory
to pale yellow coloured cheese curd of the
Vacherin Fribourgeois AOP when young. As the
cheese ripens, the additional exciting aroma
becomes a particular attraction of this cheese.
Cheese connoisseurs around the world appreciate
it. A delicacy on every cheese platter.
AOC stands for Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (protected
designation of origin). This is an official
label for traditional products, and it is
protected under Swiss law. To qualify for this
label, the products must be associated with
their origin and heritage, and they must have
been produced according to traditional methods
in their region of origin.