Located in the Allgau region of the Bavarian Alps, Käsküche Isny was established in 1998 by a group of like-minded dairy farmers wanting to make organic cheeses in an ecologically sound environment. Their goal was to create traditional cheeses that showcased the high quality of their Alpine milk. After speaking with Anton Holzinger of Kaserei Zurweis, they were introduced to a talented young cheesmaker, Evelyn Wild, one of the few female master cheesemakers in Germany. Today, fifteen years after the dairy was founded, a group of 7 farmers contribute milk daily, which Wild uses to craft a number of cheeses.

A unique, smaller washed-rind cheese, Sternschnuppe has a semi-firm, buttery-yellow paste. It offers flavors of Porcini mushroom broth, followed by rich meaty flavors, nutmeg and clove.

Farm / Company: Käsküche Isny/Columbia Cheese

Cheesemaker: Evelyn Wild

Proprietor: Cooperative

Affineur: Käsküche Isny

City, State: Isny

Region: Lower Allgau

Country: Germany

Milk Type: Cow

Milk Treatment: Raw

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Natural

Texture: Firm

Aging: 3 months

Size(s): 3.5-pound wheel