Prairie Sunset

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.

Roth's newest cheese is Prairie Sunset. This American original is dense and chewy, reminiscent of the French Mimolette, and makes a perfect table cheese. Its paste is deep orange, and offers a subtle butterscotch sweetness and a balanced hit of acidity on the finish.

Farm / Company: Emmi Roth USA

Cheesemaker: Marc Druart



City, State: Monroe, WI

Region: Midwest

Country: USA

Milk Type: Cow

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Vegetarian

Rind: Natural

Texture: Firm

Aging: 4 months

Size(s): 10-pound wheel