Castello® Alps Selection Hirten has a deep orange colour and a crumbly, dry texture encrusted with small crystals. The cheese has a rich, sharp, complex taste; a slightly sweet caramel overtone, with a hint of pine. Hirten pairs perfectly with a lager, or serve with a full-bodied red like Rioja or Tempranillo. If white wine is preferred, serve with a white Bourgogne or Sauvignon Blanc. Cut very thin slices (like Parmesan) and use it in your favorite pasta or salad.
Castello® Hirten matures for 7 months in cheese cellars at 72°F (22°C) and about 2 months at 42-46°F (6-8°C) at 80% humidity in order to achieve its unique flavor and consistency.
All Castello® Alps Selection cheeses are produced with milk from tiny, picturesque mountain farms with fewer than 20 cows each at least 2650 feet above sea level.