Emmentaler AOP

Emmentaler AOP Urtyp®

The history of Swiss Emmentaler AOP dates back to 1291, the year that cheese from the Emme valley was first mentioned in an official document. The Emmentaler AOP Consortium has taken up the unique tradition of the original Emmentaler to create its top-quality Emmentaler AOP URTYP®. And, by all historical and contemporary accounts, it comes very close to that 13th century ‘forefather’ of all Emmentaler cheeses. Other quality cheeses from the Emmentaler AOP range differ first and foremost in their maturation period, but an Emmentaler AOP URTYP® already begins to stand out at the point at which the fresh cheese is manufactured. Indeed, only cheese dairies selected in accordance with stringent criteria are able to apply to produce the Emmentaler AOP URTYP®.

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 at least 12 Month
Taste full-bodied and aromatic
Labels AOP/IGP
Region North-west Switzerland, Eastern Switzerland, Bern region, Central Switzerland
Season all-season
Loaf 80-100 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