Gran Queso Reserve

In 1863, Oswald Roth began making and exporting cheese in Uster, Switzerland. A generation later, Oswald's son, Otto, left Switzerland for New York, setting up shop as an importer of Swiss cheeses. Over the years, the company built its business in the U.S. and, in 1991, began making its own European-style cheeses in Green County, Wisconsin, a part of the state known locally as "Little Switzerland." The company sources its milk from family farms located within 60 miles of the creamery.

Originally inspired by Spanish and Portuguese cheese, GranQueso is an aged cow's milk cheese that is rubbed with cinnamon and paprika, flavors that help enhance the cheese's natural piquancy. Its hard, slightly granular texture makes it perfect for grating onto salad or soup, and it is equally at home served alongside quince paste and Serrano ham as a tapas course.

Farm / Company: Roth Kase, USA




City, State: Monroe, WI

Region: Midwest

Country: USA

Milk Type: Cow

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Vegetarian

Rind: Natural

Texture: Hard

Aging: 15 months

Size(s): 6-pound wheel