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farmhouse and creamery, unpasteurized, hard cheese made from cow's milk.
It has a wheel shape with natural rind, similar to, but darker Emmental.
Bergkase simply means "mountain cheese" and is smaller version
of the popular Allgauer Emmentaler. Firm but supple, and almost chewy, it
is a superb melting cheese. More aromatic than Emmental but still fruity,
Bergkase is made only in the summer months from the milk of cows grazing
the mountain pastures, which explains why it is also known as Alpenkase.
The cheese ripens in three to nine months.