Michelin-starred chef Stefan Wiesner calls himself an Alchemist. Even if you don’t understand German watch the short video and most likely you will say he has a point. You will get even better arguments with this 11-minutes-documentary. You won’t believe the sources he finds and uses to flavor and/or create meals. It’s absolutely stunning.
“Milchkaffee”, or Latte as is the term created by the Italians, is a staple on a farmers table for centuries. So the Alchemist thought of a cheese with that coffee flavor in case there was no coffee around. It took quite some experimenting with the additions of beans, chicory and instant coffee powder until it got Wiesner’s final approval. All products of the "Alchemist's" line are made with "Certified Mountain Meadow Milk", meaning the cows graze in mountain areas and eat grass and hay (in the winter) only. So there's no silage or soy added.
Wiesner’s Restaurant “Rössli” (little horse) as well as the Mountain Dairy Marbach that is the producer of the line are located in the UNESCO Biosphere “Entlebuch”. The Entlebuch is the eastern extension of the Emmental valley where the famous cheese comes from. The region lies at the foothills of the central Swiss Alps. It’s hilly landscape is covered with swamps, marshes, and bogs as well as forests that decorate the slopes of the Alps.
Certified Mountain Meadow Milk
Biosphere Moutain Dairy Marbach in collaboration with Michelin-Star Chef Stefan Wiesner
Brown smeared rind
ca. 9 lbs, 10 inch diameter, 2.5 inch high
Fat in Dry Matter:
Slightly brown due to addition of coffee powder
Few and small
Min. 5 months
Aroma and flavor of well, a latte, or 'Milchkaffee' as it is called in Switzerland
Within 3 months after affinage
Raw cow milk, salt, rennet, cultures, coffee beans 0.15%, chicory 0.02%, instant coffee 0.01%
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