Grand Cru Surchoix cheese

 

$17.50$140.00

Grand Cru Surchoix, Emmi Roth USA, Monroe, Wisconsin

Made from pasteurized cow milk

2016 World Cheese Championship Winner!

For the first time since 1988, a cheesemaker from the United States won the World Championship Cheese Contest.  Grand Cru Surchoix was crowned the Grand Champion on March 9, 2016!

Wisconsin State Journal article

This is an Alpine-style cheese that melts well to top favorite dishes, or lead the meal in a fondue pot.  This is a select cheese…Grand Cru Surchoix won a World Cheese Awards Bronze medal in 2013.

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Grand Cru Surchoix cheese

Roth Cheese, part of Emmi Roth USA, has a long, storied history in cheesemaking.  In 1865, Oswald Roth began exporting cheese from Switzerland to the United States.  In 1911, his son Otto began a Swiss cheese import company in New York City.  In 1989, the original Swiss producer becomes Roth Kase AG, and in 1990, Roth Kase USA is founded in Monroe, Wisconsin.  They installed the first copper vats for producing Alpine cheese in the United States, and they reintroduced wood boards as a vehicle for aging cheeses.

In 1999, Grand Cru Surchoix took the Best in Show Award at the American Cheese Society (ACS) competition.  In 2004, Roth tripled its production capacity in Monroe, and in 2006 finished its curing cellars and culinary education center.  In 2010, Roth became part of Emmi Roth USA through a merger with Swiss cheesemaker Emmi AG.

Just like Champagne can only be made in the Champagne region of France, Gruyere can only be made in the Gruyere region of Switzerland.  Grand Cru is an Alpine-style classic cheese, in the same category as the time-honored Gruyere.  Grand Cru Surchoix is made with the freshest milk in imported copper vats and aged in Roth Cheese’s cellars for at least 4 months. Robust and full-bodied, this award-winning cheese melts beautifully to become a cook’s best friend.

Pairing suggestions: Apple cider, cornichons (pickled gherkins), Simple & Crisp fruit crisps.

 

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