Emmentaler AOP

Emmentaler AOP Gotthelf

The unique cheese is in memory of pastor Albert Bitzius – the man behind the alias Jeremias Gotthelf – who stands as one of the most renowned Swiss authors. He lived in Lützelflüh in the Emmental valley at the beginning of the 19th century. His most popular works include “The Cheese Factory in the Hamlet”, which is about a creamery in Emmental. The new Gotthelf Emmentaler AOP from Emmentaler Switzerland is produced precisely as it would have been in Gotthelf’s times; that is, with self-cultivated cultures and in a creamery that only produces Emmental once per day. Its intricate label is decorated with scenes from Gotthelf’s bestseller.


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 12 Month
Taste Strong
Labels AOP/IGP
Region North-west Switzerland, Eastern Switzerland, Bern region, Central Switzerland
Season all-season
Loaf 75-120 kg

Taste some Emmentaler AOP and, instantly, you will know: this great, world-famous cheese speaks for itself. For Emmentaler AOP is indeed the king of cheeses.

  • Emmentaler AOP
  • Emmentaler Switzerland
    Consortium Emmentaler AOP
    Zieglerstrasse 43 B
  • CH-3000 Bern 14