Owner Ernst Naf at Käserei Naf in Saint Gallen has been making award winning Appenzeller for years. Scored on a 20 point system, Naf’s Appeneller has not scored below 19.25 for over a decade. With a production capacity of only 96 wheels per day, Käserei Naf receives milk from a 15 member dairy cooperative, milking Brown Swiss cows. The cheese itself is a delight. A rosey-pink rind encases a dense, toothsome, golden yellow colored paste spotted with the occasional eye or two. Flavors are funky and spicy, but with a clear note of pasture and a supporting cast of deep, rich cream.
Appenzeller Black Label