Chällerhocker, pronounced “holler hocker”, meaning “sitting in the cellar” is a Swiss cheese washed in brine and spices and then aged for a minimum of 12 months. Made from thermalized milk, the cheese is dense and smooth with very few holes or cracks. The flavor is a lovely concoction of roasted peanuts, melted leeks, brown butter, sweet cream and caramel. Firm yet creamy, this is a wonderful melter and is great for an extra exciting grilled cheese or as a way to liven up your fondue. This delicious cheese is a fabulous addition to any cheese board.
Recommended Pairing: Luna Vineyards Winemaker Reserve Chardonnay, 2018 $36.99 ($45 at winery)
This is one of the best wine pairings we’ve ever had with cheese. The Chällerhocker is incredibly delicious and is fantastic with the Luna Chardonnay. The 2018 Winemaker’s Reserve is a blend of Chardonnay from Luna’s Estate Wente & Dijon Estate clones and cool climate Carneros Chardonnay. This 2018 Chardonnay is primarily barrel fermented and aged sur lies to give a refreshing, yet rounded finish.
“This wine begins with lemon and citrus blossom aromas with bright notes of tangerine and toasted vanilla almonds on the finish” – Winemaker
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