When Reto took over the dairy from his father, he developed his own cheese cultures. This is one of the first cheeses he produced from those cultures. It's a dense, creamy cheese with a herbal aroma that arises during the fermentation.
The King of the First is named after the Churfirsten mountain range where it's made.
All our cheese is made exclusively with Swiss milk. For those who prefer organic produce we've gone one step further and also offer a selection of organic cheeses. Firstkönig Bio is one of those, made of 100% organic Swiss cow's milk.
FIRSTKÖNIG BIO 6+
Firstkönig Bio 6+ is made of 100% organic milk and we mature it for a minimum of 6 months.
All our organic cheeses are made in the traditional dairy in Mettlen, Müselbach which is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2018, according to the BIO-SUISSE guidelines on organic food production.
|Shape, size, weight:||Round, 6.5–7kg|
|Milk:||Cow’s milk, unpasteurised||Organic cow’s milk||Organic cow’s milk|
|Aged for:||Min. 10 weeks||Min. 6 months|
|Fat content:||Min. 54% FDM||Min. 53% FDM||Min. 53% FDM|
|Rind:||Washed rind, light brown (not edible)|
|Holes:||Sparse, clean, regular|
|Flavour & texture:||Clean, mildly aromatic flavour with a soft tender texture||Spicy aromatic flavour with a soft texture|
|Certificates:||Suisse Garantie, Alp & Berg, Fromarte Culinarium||Suisse Garantie, Alp & Berg, Fromarte Culinarium, Bio Suisse||Suisse Garantie, Alp & Berg, Fromarte Culinarium, Bio Suisse|