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.

GranQueso is a cow’s milk cheese made in the style of classic Spanish sheep’s milk cheeses like Manchego. The fresh curds are placed in baskets to drain which give the rind its beautiful texture. Cinnamon and paprika are natural mold inhibitors, which are rubbed into the rind and add a layer of flavor. The firm paste offers complex and alluring notes of candied pineapple, browned butter and warm spice.

Farm / Company: Emmi Roth USA


Proprietor: Roth Kase, USA


City, State: Monroe, WI

Region: Midwest

Country: USA

Milk Type: Cow

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Vegetarian

Rind: Spice rubbed

Texture: Firm

Aging: 15 months

Size(s): 6 pounds