Kaserei Oberli relies on dozens of smaller Brown Swiss herds that surround the area around the dairy for its milk supply. Without the dedication of these farmers tending to the cows, Oberli would not be able to produce the volume of cheese that they do. For that reason, Üsi Lussi is a tribute, and aptly named after those animals. In Swiss German, “Üsi” translates to our while “Lussi” is a common, affectionate nickname for a dairy cow.
This cheese is universal and meant to be eaten at all times of day. With notes of brown butter, sweet cream, and a slight lactic tang, it remains approachable and mellow. Cheesemaker Christian Oberli’s mother is even known to make lunch for the dairy workers using Üsi Lussi.
FORMAT 5lb wheel
TYPE Cooked/pressed Washed Rind
MILK Unpasteurized cow
RENNET Traditional calf rennet
PRODUCER Christian Oberli, Käserei Oberli Rislen
REGION Canton St Gallen, Switzerland
AGE 5 months
PROFILE Brown butter and walnut, with a creamy finish.