Pinnacle of Excellence
From the high and scenic mountaintops of Austria in the heart of Europe come some of the world’s finest cheeses.
multi-generation farmers tend to their animals with care and harmony with the land.
of Austria is mountainous
in the Alps are family businesses and some date back hundreds of years.
are produced each Alpine summer.
90% of dairy farmers
with a landscape created by farming.
In the backdrop of the Alps,
Around 60,000 tons of milk
Local cheesemakers use time-tested methods passed down for centuries to make
natural GMO-free cheeses.
Often, milk is processed into cheese right on the
set by the EU.
Elevating the Experience
The legacy of cheesemaking in Austria is shaped by tradition and respect for the animals, the land and the people who consume it.
In the EU, Austria is
in Austria is GMO-Free.
Animals graze on the
or synthetic mineral fertilizers are used.
with animal enjoying ample space and straw bedding.
The Culinary Landscape of Austrian Cheeses
More than 400 varieties of cheese are produced in Austria.
There are three main styles of Austrian cheeses:
are still made in monasteries and small-scale farms. Flavors can be soft and mild or robust and tangy.
are the most common type of Austrian cheese, made throughout the country and often with regional bases.
are prized here and come from high mountain pastures. They range from mild to intense in flavor.
Pride of the Alps:
Austrian Mountain Cheeses
Austria is famous for its mountain cheese, known as Bergkäse.
Bergkäse cheeses include several varieties known for their hard texture and robust, often nutty flavor.
Mountain cheese refers to several varieties of cheese produced in the Austrian Alps:
Vorarlberg Mountain Cheese
Vorarlberg Alpine Cheese
Tyrolean Pasture and Alpine Cheese
Tyrolean Grey Cheese
Standing Out in the Landscape
Natural practices and authenticity are valued by today’s cheese consumers.
Consumption of cheese continues to
Driven by demand for healthier and natural foods,
Austria exports naturally and traditionally produced cheeses that align with U.S. consumer interests and demands.
The AMA Quality Seal is an indicator of the
Independent inspections guarantee that Austrian mountain cheese goes above and beyond the stringent
#1 in natural farming.
100% of dairy Production
of Alpine pastures and drink the region’s pristine
animal welfare is a priority,
NO synthetic chemical pesticides
cheese has always been way of life in this land.
Austrian cheeses date back millennia, beginning with the Stone Age and continuing through the influence of the Roman Empire.
vorarlberg alpine cheese
tyrolean pasture and alpine cheese
vorarlberg mountain cheese
tyrolean grey cheese
know and appreciate
European cheese varieties.
in the U.S.
american shoppers have shifted
to unprocessed, specialty, artisanal and farmstead cheeses.
Learn more and scale up your cheese offerings:
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Samira Gharbi, Export Marketing Manager, Samira.Gharbi@amainfo.at
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