Berner Alp-und Hobelkäse AOP

Berner Alpkäse AOP

Berner Alpkäse comes from the place where cows graze on sunny, lush Alps at night and the alpine herdsman or woman turns the freshly acquired, nourishing alpine milk into cheese using traditional methods first thing in the morning.

Our Berner Alpkäse is shaped by the natural alpine pastures where no artificial fertilisers are used, by the special alpine herbs and the pure, healthy mountain air. According to tests, the Berner Alpkäse (alpine cheese) has a relatively high proportion of linolenic acid, one of the omega 3 fatty acids.


Type of cheese Hard cheese
Milk processing Unpasteurised milk
Type of milk Cow’s milk
Full fat min. 45%
Lab-Type Animal rennet
Tolerability Lactosefree, Glutenfree
Maturity 4.5-12 Month
Taste Strong, Mild
Labels AOP/IGP
Region Bern region
Season May-September
Loaf 5-16 kg

Berner Alpkäse AOP is made daily during the summer months using unpasteurised alpine milk.

  • Berner Alp-und Hobelkäse AOP
  • CasAlp
    Sortenorganisation Berner Alp- und Hobelkäse AOP
    Inforama Berner Oberland
  • 3702 Hondrich