Sbrinz AOP is a typical extra-hard cheese. Extra-hard cheeses are made from natural raw milk. They are full-fat cheeses containing 45% fat in dry matter and have a very low water content. This makes them suitable for a lengthy maturation period. Sbrinz AOP and Alpkäse/Hobelkäse are ready to eat after around 18 months and fully matured after 2 to 3 years.